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Episode 70: It’s a Party!

“I’m waiting…” growled Galhaan. “Emergency depressurization is five minutes,” Crimson whined, “Please, even so we’ll lose a third of the ship’s atmosphere!” “You have two minutes!” The line blinked dead. “Gator!” Crimson yelled. “Yeah, Crims?” Gator’s baritone rumble came down … Continue reading

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Episode 69: Angry Pirates

The Rival shuddered and echoed with the concussion of Andross’ explosives. Crimson stumbled badly. Shaak-Rom’s perfect red and striped arms caught her. She cursed. The depressurization alarm honked; red warning lights ignited over the airlock door. Most of the crew … Continue reading

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Episode 67: Trapper’s Trap

“We have money!” Crimson added quickly, “There’s no need to any trouble!” “We’ll see,” replied Galhaan. “We will board at your port airlock. No weapons. Any aggression will be met with extreme force.” Crimson couldn’t let that happen. “We’ve sustained … Continue reading

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Episode 66: Possum

Even with her teeth clenched Crimson felt them chattering in her skull. The horrific force of 4,000 petajoules of explosions behind them rattled every screw, bolt, and soliesic seal on the Rival. Even with the inertial dampening fields providing some … Continue reading

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Episode 65: All At Once

“Swing our tail pipe around and prepare to fire the main engines!” Crimson ordered. She pulled down the intercom panel and keyed in a direct line to Engineering again. Gator answered. “What the heck’s goin’ on, Crims?” “Mag mine. Suspected … Continue reading

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Episode 63: Magnetic Personalities

Five hours the Rival Bay and Hollgorrsh hurtled along at 20,000 MPH in orbit above Qualvana, touching by the fingertips of the straw-thin gangplank—the bulky generation seedship and passenger space bus momentarily frozen in synchronous ballet around the largest planetary … Continue reading

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Episode 46: Privateers

“Get in here!” Crimson only spared a darted glare for the MiPie as he clambered into the cockpit. Andross’ nose was still red, and his cheeks frosty white from Qwent’s brutal climate. He sniffed violently, as he dropped into the … Continue reading

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