"Zaftan Entrepreneurs" is a science fiction story lampooning the first contact cliche as the Zaftan expansion targets a small rock with plenty of unruly creatures and lots of money to be made. But these creatures - people, dwarves, among other things, aren't going to simply let their own world be a profit margin. "Zaftan Entrepreneurs" is a fun and humorous spin on business, new worlds, and is just plain entertaining. Midwest Book Reviews============================
Quense seems to find as much pleasure reveling in the universe of his own creation as does s small boy in getting plastered with mud in the middle of a rainstorm. And we, as his readers, delight with him too, especially when his multi-layered meanings become transparently clear, reflecting the multiplicity of foibles that affect us as humankind. Lois Henderson: Bookpleasures.com
From the Author
I've written a number of short stories and a few novellas that took place in my fantasy land that I called Gundarland. All of these stories took place in a medieval setting. One day, I was thinking about changing the setting to something more modern, like the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. I came up some with criteria like steam engines, pollution, telegraph, democracy in its infancy. While I was working on these settings, I had a great idea; aliens discover Gundarland and try to fleece what they see as unsophisticated natives. This scenario led me to have a great deal of fun writing the story.