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About J. H. Dierking
J. H. Dierking writes novellas and short stories, primarily in the genres of science-fiction and horror. His writing tends to focus on themes related to humanity and what it means to be human, and science-fiction is a natural genre in which to explore these ideas. J. H. is particularly interested in the first contact scenario—the subject of his debut novella The Joining. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with two cats.
The Joining explores humanity's attempt at first contact with another species. A crew of scientists travels to a distant star to contact a race truly alien in more ways than first realized. This encounter will not only question whether or not humanity is ready for such an encounter, but also challenge their basic beliefs of what it means to be human.