Mankind explores Venus for signs of life, and an abandoned alien outpost is discovered. Dr. Veronica Hatch is sent to investigate, and she discovers an alien race escaped its dying planet and colonized Venus. When news reaches Earth, humans fear the aliens will invade and conquer the solar system, and they prepare for war.
Science fiction author Sarah Zettel is known for her characterizations of alien beings, and in the epic interplanetary tale of The Quiet Invasion, one of those aliens gets his own voice. The points of view in the novel alternate between human and Venusian, allowing for stunning diversity in outlook. How do the colonizers on Venus see the earthlings who seek to destroy them preemptively? It's fascinating to hear their outsider - way outsider - view on the first contact.
Teresa DeBerry commands a stunning array of accents, both human and exotic. It's a challenge for a performer to capture the peculiar prose of an extraterrestrial race, but DeBerry brands each character with unique vocal qualities.