The Ultimate Wager

Win or go “home”—to an Earth they'd never seen

The ultimate flying disc team from the human settlement journeyed to the alien planet’s lowlands with one mission: win a game against the aliens or go “home”—to an Earth the young team had never seen.

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After the human exploration ship Bascom Hall crash-landed on the Hspa Nki’s homeworld, the aliens allowed the survivors to settle on a high plateau with air too thin for the aliens—but just right for humans. For decades, the two races lived apart but at peace.

When a ship from Earth blazed through the skies, the Hspa Nki journeyed up to the plateau and demanded a retroactive land tax the settlers could not pay. But the aliens took a keen interest when they saw settlers playing ultimate flying disc, and the aliens loved to gamble. They offered to cancel the tax—if the settlers could beat them at the game.

Now, Connor and a team from the settlement journey to the thick air of the planet’s lowlands, into a crowded alien city, with one mission: win or go “home”—to an Earth the young team had never seen.

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Genre: Science Fiction
Tag: short stories
Publisher: CV-2 Books
Publication Year: 2018
Length: short story
ASIN: 099910165X
ISBN: 9780999101650
List Price: $5.99
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