Seeds of War

Invasion

Invasion

 

“Invasion!” That’s what retired Marine Lieutenant General Colby Edison calls it when his farm is overrun by a horde of alien plants, leafy gremlin-like creatures that begin systematically destroying first his crops and then his home.

And not just his farm, but all the surrounding farms as well. The relentless plants have apparently killed his neighbors, and clearly he and his dog Duke are next. But as a retired Marine, Colby has resources and skills not shared by other farmers on the newly terraformed agricultural world of Vasquez and soon he is bringing the fight to the invaders.

Except. . . who is really invading whom? High in orbit above Vasquez, a sentient vegetable studies the planet it had seeded and sculpted centuries before, laying it out as a world-sized garden. Now, returning to inspect the progress of its work, it finds its art has been tainted by the intrusion of crop grids, farm buildings, and people, all of which must be purged if the garden is to endure.

When two species clash, only one will survive.

Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this first volume of the Seeds of War trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

 

When the alien Gardener invaded the agricultural world of Vasquez, only that planet was in immediate danger. Now humanity must be warned of possible attack and retired Marine Lieutenant General Colby Edson is the only man for the job. With his dog Duke, he jury rigs an alien ship and traverses the wormhole to New Mars, only to become trapped while more of the Gardener’s soldiers invade and attempt to strip away all trace of humanity from the planet.

But are the invaders intent on destruction and conquest, or are humans simply weeds in their garden? In a battle of wills and strength, who will irradicate whom?

Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this second volume of the Seeds of War trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest

 

After defeating the Gardener’s forces on New Mars, newly recalled Marine Lieutenant General Colby Merritt Edson returns to the agricultural world of Vasquez, rescue any survivors, and ensure that the alien menace won’t come back through the wormhole. It should be easy, but . . .

Defeated but far from dead, the alien Gardener must warn its people of the threat of this new kind of Meat that has dared to interfere with the planet it had seeded. Smuggling itself back to Valdez aboard a human ship, it prepares for a final assault against the Marines and farmers there, the first step in a war to eradicate humans from the galaxy.

Former psychology professor Lawrence M. Schoen and retired Marine Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee join forces in this third novella of the Seeds of War trilogy, pitting Marine against Gardener, with the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance.