Found 2 works tagged 'First Encounter'.
Published Aug 7, 2019 · 8,359 words (31 minutes) · 322 views
People claim to see the Virgin Mary in water stains on a church wall, and every oddly shaped rock on Mars looks like an animal or an artifact to people who want proof that aliens exist. They have a perceptual set to interpret what they see the way they want it to be. But what if the face sculpted into the side of an asteroid deep in space actually is a face? What will it mean for humanity, and what does that face have to do with cheesecake?
Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,147 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 728 views
In this award-winning SF humour story, the first human explorer to reach ancient Kapteyn's Star, the nearest halo star to our Solar System, has trouble breaking the interstellar ice with the natives.