The characters in Tegon Maus’ absorbing, troubling and hilarious short stories live complicated double lives. Strange government agencies are after them. They are visted by UFOs or abducted by even weirder forces. Many die at least twice but get to live another century or two. Often, they are on the lam from maniacal geneticists bent on making a profit repairing human flaws. And when they fall in love, it's just like asteroids flying leisurely down from space. First Contact keeps the reader on edge in this futuristic world in which science and technology have become our greatest enemies... Tegon Maus is the author of the sci-fi novel Stardrift.