TRIF3CTA, 3 Stories of Speculative Contact
TABU – The people of the floating raft city of Concordia are survivors of a spacecraft that crashed on the mostly water world of Aquaria centuries before. They end each conversation with, “Until the Return of the Ship!” Finally, a ship has returned, the crew is mostly human, and the Concordians might lose more than they hoped to gain from the contact.
DIPLOMATIC EXCHANGE – Three professionals, two academic and one military, are summoned to witness an experiment – to peer into the 18th Century. They had no idea they would actually make contact with it. History may never be the same.
TRAPPERS – Fur trapper Caleb Pasco is leaving the mountains for civilization after twenty years. His plans change when he makes contact with something never before seen on Earth – and it wants him.