The aliens will return in a few decades. Humanity will lose. We gave up long ago. Yet prior to the withering of the human race, there were four stories separated by hundreds of years and interwoven by a shared legacy.
Piper was born into a world that destroyed itself long before the aliens could return. She leads a lonely life waiting for the inevitable end, until she meets an anomaly—a boy born to parents who had him intentionally.
Generations earlier, Earth receives word of the aliens’ intention to return. But the journey takes two hundred years and individuals must prepare for a war they will not live long enough to fight.
A space-bound Fleet full of the offspring of those who stepped aboard must deal with the politics of life separated from a home planet they will never see.
A man and woman must learn to communicate with a newly arrived alien race, despite the fact that they do not seem to possess the same five senses.
Living on a Sinking Ship is a 60,000 word science-fiction novel without faster-than-light travel or cryogenic freezing. It is told partially through found footage—a historically questionable romance novel, a personal diary, academic analysis, and conversations sent through the time-lag of space—yet remains personal and character-driven.