SFINCS Finalist Score: The Re-Emergence, by Alan K. Dell

28 Mar 2024

We are near the end of the first SFINCS (Speculative Fiction Novella Championship), and it's time to start doing a recap of the different finalists and announce our final scores.


    It's time to take a look at The Re-Emergence, by Alan K. Dell


You can get it from this link

"It was just a myth. Just a damn legend passed down from corrupted databanks..."
A strange probe from a long-forgotten satellite network appears in the P’hori star system. Its message: a dire warning signalling the return of an ancient mythological evil. Imperator Da’kora Corasar and the crew of the Qesh’kal are sent to determine the probe’s origin, and find that the satellite is not as they had expected. Corasar trusts the satellite’s data, but not everyone aboard agrees. Tensions rise and loyalties are tested as they track down the source of the signal. Thrust into conflict, the crew of the Qesh’kal must chase their foe across the galactic arm and save their home from certain destruction.

<<The Re-Emergence is a great novella, perfect if you like military sci-fi or the first contact themes, spiced with a bit of sentient AIs. Excellent as a self-contained episode, and really enjoyable to read!>> - Jamedi, JamReads

<<If you’ve ever watched a sci-fi film or played a game like Mass Effect, there’s always an ancient or precursor race that was wiped out in the past and you never really learn much about them. This novella is the story of that ancient race lurking in the background with their secrets, and I personally found that very clever.>> - Trudie Skies

  Gathering all the scores together, we can announce that the final score for The Re-Emergence from Team Jamreads is: