The most classically science fiction book of the series (and a Lambda Literary Award finalist), Resilience will take you on a space adventure that defies your expectations.

As the first Alsean to serve aboard a Protectorate warship, Rahel Sayana thought her empathic sense would be an advantage. She never imagined it could be a weakness.

Captain Ekatya Serrado has her hands full with a new empathic officer, an attempted murder, and a missing cargo ship. Finding the lost ship only adds to her problems: its crew lies dead amid signs of alien predators. When those signs appear on her own ship, she must find a solution or face a similar fate.

The clock is ticking, but Ekatya has a resource she never had before. Rahel’s weakness is also her strength, and she will stand between danger and those who need her—no matter the risk.


“The entire alien contact story surprised me with its twisty turns. I am not a fan of creepy aliens but my expectations were upended in satisfying ways. All that and a roaring good space tale.” — C-Spot Reviews

“Sometimes it’s hard to write reviews about long series because I run out of superlatives. Fletcher DeLancey’s Alsea series is simply one of the best sci-fi series I have read, and continues to amuse, delight and fascinate as it has developed…Resilience follows on from the previous 6, equally as strong, maintaining the standard, and yet taking us into a new experience as we travel on the Phoenix with her crew.” — Lesbian Reading Room