Rikk Hoister and his cousins are the pinnacle of human evolution, cloned geniuses with powerful paranormal abilities. Life is good–until ships and soldiers of the Terran Empire invade their homeworld and take most of the Hoister Family captive.
Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman. His short story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award. He’s had 81 short stories published since 2003.