The Wannoshay Cycle
by Michael Jasper
Cover Artist: Alan M. Clark
Five Star Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781594146619
Date: 15 October 2007
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The Wannoshay Cycle takes place in a world where terrorism has spread to America in the form of repeated bombings and violent attacks. Adding to the chaos and paranoia, three dozen alien ships crash-land in the middle of blizzard, landing in the American Midwest and Canada.
Almost miraculously, in spite of the paranoia of the people who encounter them, the aliens known as the Wannoshay begin to integrate slowly into human society. The transition is interrupted, however, when a series of mysterious explosions occur, and the "Wantas" are blamed.
The aliens are placed into internment camps, "for their protection and our own," according to human leaders. An unlikely group of humans, led by a Catholic priest, converge around the alien Mother Ship in Iowa City, where the Wannoshay are inexplicably dying.
The humans soon discover the "true history" of the aliens, a secret that explains their epidemic sickness and forces the humans to make painful choices about how to help these immigrants to our world, choices that will take them away from the lives they once knew.
(Source: Five Star)