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First Look: HIVE: First Contact

aois21 publishing is excited to give you the first look at the new science fiction novella, HIVE: First Contact, by aois21 Creative James D. King.

Mat Sadler

James D. King worked with independent designer Mat Sadler to bring the Hive to life on this full color cover.

Hive fleets search the galaxy for planets to eat, indulging their Hive Cycle: feed, reproduce, increase. Interstellar distance was not a concern. Time was not important. The Hive had always been and would always be. When they enter the sphere of the Earth Empire, Emperor Maximel dispatches a crusty old space navy admiral to take care of the problem. Using what he has and what he can scrape up, he takes on the alien bugs in a battle, unknowingly launching the first in a series of battles that will stretch across generations of humanity.

This is the second book by King, following the 2013 IPPY Award winning Ghost Burglar, cowritten with Jack Burch. HIVE: First Contact is the first in a series of novellas and will be available for preorder on August 18th, and for sale on October 20th.

ADDITIONAL: HIVE: First Contact can now be preordered from the aois21 market, Smashwords, or Amazon!