When mysterious aliens insist on speaking to the President of the United States, an Anglo rice-cultivator from the Heavenly Grain Collective Farm is recruited to play the part...for in the latter days of the 21st Century there is no President, and the former United States are ruled by China. Why the aliens are so behind in their American history is a question that the humble former paddy worker, a Southern boy from Biloxi, must ultimately leave Earth to answer. Will the States rise again?
Original title: Black Star Rising
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ First Contact