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A Perfect Beast – After Earth

Michael Jan Friedman (and others)

The official prequel novel of the epic film After Earth directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith

After their exodus from Earth, the last humans settled a remote planet: Nova Prime.

Conner Raige’s ancestors were on the front lines of victory against the Skrel, a long defeated enemy. Now he is one of the United Ranger Corps’ most promising young cadets, despite his brash confidence and tendency to act on instinct.

But when the Skrel return, a deadly ground war will test him to the limit. Only this time, the Skrel have brought a secret weapon: ferocious killing machines designed to eliminate humanity from Nova Prime . . . and the universe.

Includes the first three installments of the After Earth: Ghost Stories eBook series.

Redemption - After Earth: Ghost Stories (Short Story)

Robert Greenberger

On a distant planet called Nova Prime, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy’s remaining humans from an alien race known as the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa. But one young man discovers that, in the fight against annihilation, the Rangers need more help than they realise.

Ghost Stories: Redemption is the fourth of six ebook short stories that lead up to the events of After Earth, the epic science fiction adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith.

Anderson Kincaid was only seven when one of the monstrous killing machines known as the Ursa tore off his arm. It would have killed him, too, had a Ranger not sacrificed her own life to save his. Ever since, Anderson has wanted to be a Ranger. After years of relentless training with an artificial limb, his hopes are crushed the day Cyper Raige himself comes knocking – to explain the Corps’ strict rule against accepting applicants with prosthetics. His dream denied, Anderson joins the Civilian Defense Corps, only to find himself once again face to face with an Ursa. No saviour in sight, he must rely on himself – and a power he never knew he had – to survive.

Peace - After Earth: Ghost Stories (Short Story)

Robert Greenberger

On a distant planet called Nova Prime, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy’s remaining humans from an alien race known as the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa. But one young man discovers that, in the fight against annihilation, the Rangers need more help than they realise.

Ghost Stories: Peace is the second of six ebook short stories that lead up to the events of After Earth, the epic science fiction adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith.

Kevin Diaz’s parents raised him as a pacifist – hence their outrage upon learning their son is joining the Ranger ranks. But Kevin believes that peace is worth fighting for.And fight he must, to withstand a surprise onslaught of Ursa. As Prime Commander Cypher Raige launches a counteroffensive, Kevin arrives in time to watch both comrades and civilians cut down in a nightmare of blood and terror. Suddenly, he understands that being a Ranger, even the best Ranger, isn’t enough against an enemy that can disappear at will, strike with lightning speed, and tear a man in half with one swipe. Kevin took an oath to preserve humanity, but to do so, he’ll have to blaze a path few others have.

Biography

Robert Greenberger is a science fiction writer and co-creator of the Gateways Book series.