Angharad, Jin and Tsuyoshi have survived four months in Zapville. While Tsuyoshi struggles with his difficult relationships, Angharad struggles with complicated attractions and her tense friendship with Jin. New tests from their mysterious overlord lead to new encounters and strange bedfellows. But when things take a darker and more desperate turn, not everyone they know will survive.
Sick of the small life imposed on her, sixteen year old Angharad is seeking escape. When she wakes up on the other side of the Gate what she gets instead is a tighter prison than she’s ever known. With no way out and no way to find her mysterious jailer, she finds herself relying on the people trapped with her: Tsuyoshi, an angry Canadian art student, well-meaning Josephine, the secretive Dr Yeoh, and Jin, a child soldier. But in this technological trap beyond anything she’s ever known not everyone is who they seem, and even Angharad is unsure what is true about her own life.
Set on the space ships and space stations of the Union of Allied Planets, Four Bodies in Space follows Commander Solaris, a scientific officer on a small ship that just wants to be left alone to check her experiments in peace. A peace threatened first by the murder of an ambassador and then by the friendly overtures of his emotionally volatile widow. With her ship in danger and her future on the line, Solaris can’t hold back her curiosity about the murder.
Into this mess steps newly promoted Captain Li, eager and a little too friendly, and fascinated by the psychic gift Solaris considers her greatest burden. Solaris would rather cling to everything she holds dear than accept the difficulty of something new and untried even if pushing away Captain Li’s help risks damage to her career and the people she wants to protect, but fleeing from Jennifer Li’s hand in friendship could mean falling into the killer’s hands instead…
Three tales of the awkward conversations you could have if monsters and space aliens were part of your every day life.
A young woman reconnects with her high school boyfriend, no matter how much she tries to avoid it. A concerned friend argues about the wisdom of romancing a vampire. A space pilot watches her boss suffer through talking with a diplomat.