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Publisher's description

1969: Captain John Christopher of the U.S. Air Force has just returned from a most peculiar mission to investigate a UFO sighting. But even though the mission took only a few minutes, the captain has vague memory flashes of futuristic humans, a pointy-eared alien named Spock, and a ship called The U.S.S. Enterprise....

Government agent James Wainwright has waited for this fateful day ever since he encountered the conquering Ferengi Marauders Quark, Rom, and Nog in Roswell in 1947. Now he will stop at nothing to use Captain Christopher's secret knowledge to bring his campaign to defend Earth against alien attack to the forefront once again!

A dramatic sequel to classic Star Trek episodes from two generations by the critically acclaimed author of In the Name of Honor!


John Christopher is approached by a government agent about his UFO encounter.



John ChristopherIsisRoberta LincolnGary SevenJames Wainwright
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Jeffrey CarlsonFaith GarlandJames T. KirkQuintanillaSpockHarry S. Truman

Starships and vehicles

Apollo 11


EarthNebraskaNew York City
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New MexicoOhioOmaha Air BaseRoswellWright FieldWright-Patterson Air Force Base

Races and cultures

Human (Russian)
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States and organizations

Air Defense CommandProject SignUnited States of America

Science and technology

alienminutetelevisionunidentified flying object

Ranks and titles

agentcaptainPresident of the United States of America

Other references

19471969Buck RogersCaptain ProtondayFerengi mind controlFlash GordongovernmentThe War of the Worlds


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The Aliens Are Coming! was originally published in Strange New Worlds III in 2000, two years later it was published individually as an eBook.

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Previous story:
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Family Matters
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Stories by:
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Next story:
Interphase, Part One
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Isolation Ward 4
Final entry
Pocket Next Adventure:
Assignment: Eternity
Chapters 1 & 22
Media featuring Gary Seven
Episode Assignment: Earth
Miniseries The PeacekeeperConvergenceThe Eugenics WarsAssignment: Earth
Novels Assignment: EternityThe Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2From History's ShadowElusive Salvation
Short stories "The Aliens Are Coming!" • "Seven and Seven" • "Assignment: One" • "Rocket Man" • "Time Line"
Comics "The Peacekeeper, Part One" • "The Peacekeeper, Part Two" • "Split Infinities" • "Future Imperiled" • "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" • "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" • "My Name Is Legion" • "We Have Met the Enemy..." • "Too Many Presidents" • "Ah-Ha!" • "Medics" • "Hosts" • "1971/4860.2" • "An Unexpected Yesterday" • "Year Five, Issue 11" • "Year Five, Issue 12" • "Year Five, Issue 15" • "Year Five, Issue 16" • "Year Five, Issue 17" • "Year Five, Issue 21" • "Year Five, Issue 22"
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