Yolanda returns to a Planet Earth she no longer recognise, after a successful 2-week NASA space mission from the Black Hole. Space control doesn’t recognise her and the spacecraft. Citizens are suspicious about who she claims to be. They think she’s an extra-terrestrial. She reckons this is all a prank, until authorities detain and place her in a quarantine. 500 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY — GABRIEL, a Xapien Warrior and new chief at Planet Gadju is faced with a make or break challenge as the leader of the tribe. For centuries, Xapien armies fought a losing war against Hakas — cannibalistic aliens every year. The Xapien population is almost extinct. Gabriel contemplates searching for a new and safe colony outside Planet Gadju, but doesn’t know how and where to start. The Girl from Space is an extraordinary 80 000-word post- apocalyptic sci-fi story set in the Y10K era about a young amateur astronaut, Yolanda and a young Xapien warrior, Gabriel whose paths collide in a mysterious portal as both try to survive the devastation of mass extinction of human and Xapien race respectively.