Zenia is an alien warrior queen from a planet orbiting Shaula, a star system in the Scorpio constellation. Her matriarchal reign was terminated by an uprising of the males of her species. The males were in turn defeated by the A.I. machines they had recruited to support the revolution. Zenia and her sisters flee in disarray, sending their disembodied essences out into the void of interstellar space. They are intercepted by S.E.T.I. antennas and re-animated on Earth. Zenia, finding her bearings on a new planet, observes that self-guided machines are entering the same deadly evolutionary phase as the machines on Shaula. She prepares again for war.
"Zenia" is a novella - short, funny and quirky.