Publisher's descriptionEdit

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 vehiclesEdit

Apollo 11


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

Races and culturesEdit

Human (Russian)
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States and organizationsEdit

Air Defense CommandProject SignUnited States of America

Science and technologyEdit

alienminutetelevisionunidentified flying object

Ranks and titlesEdit

agentcaptainPresident of the United States of America

Other referencesEdit

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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