Parts 3 and 4 of a series of 4 (why do I rarely get to read them in order?)
Part 3, A distant colony grows following a revolution. Times are hard, technology they once took for granted is no longer available from mother earth. Isolation will not remain forever though, a new startship travels from Earth which will change their relationship. No longer isolated, we get to follow how the colonists react and the changes (for better and worst)
Part 4, The colonists discover they are not alone in the universe, beings other than than human are not far away. How does first contact go? First contact isn't at the new colony of Coyote though, it happened many years before Coyote was settled, it's just the people who made first contact didn't send a message home.
A story worth reading? Yes, for both of them and I'll be keeping my eye out for the first two. Rootie Rating 3 out of 5 and 3 out of 5.