Extract from Terran Chronicles, Book 1: First Contact, by James Jackson

Surprisingly, television and radio stations around the globe start to receive an unusual signal. Within a short time all media is effected, reducing all stations to one signal, no matter the channel or frequency selected.

Static filled television screens the world over come to life. A screen appears, it’s a picture, a banner really, showing a grotesque off green colored face inside a multicolored circle. The face is long and profiled to show a six inch long snout full of teeth, in what may or may not pass as a smile. The face itself has small horizontal slits where a nose would be, and tiny little ear flaps that droop down on each side of its head. The snake-like eyes are a giveaway to any human as to the genetic origins of this species, bright yellow with a vertical iris. Some racial or genetic imprint within causes all that see the image to automatically be wary at least, the image even invokes pure terror in some.

A sound accompanies the image now, almost like drum beats. Boom, Boom, Boom.

“Be prepared to receive the words of Regent Voknor of the Gamin.” The voice sounds artificial, metallic even, but clearly understood. People in various nations around the globe receive the message in their native language. As the seconds tick on into minutes, more people stop what they are doing to find out what’s happening.

The image is replaced by what looks like a live feed of an alien seated on a throne of sorts. The alien looks just like the preceding image, but even more frightening, as this creature is clearly alive. The creature is draped in multi colored garments, has rings on the three, long clawed fingers that clasp the ends of the armrests on its raised chair. Gazing at the screen the creature blinks, vertical eyelids close, then open, the slits on its snout open and close with each breath.

“I am Regent Voknor. In the name of the Gamin, I pronounce this planet a part of our hegemony. Welcome and rejoice in your new found prosperity. The loss of life to your citizens has been unfortunate, and was completely avoidable.”

The creature stands, and slowly walks in a strutting motion toward a large window. In the star filled background Earth seems to float in space. Looking through the window at the planet below, Regent Voknor continues. This act is not missed by the many watching, we are but one puny planet in the eyes of the watcher.

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