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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 64: Scramble

  “Full scans!” Crimson yelled, “Where are they?” “Scanning!” answered Clidjitt. “Can we stabilize our attitude?” “Tryin’…” Andross replied, both hands on the flight yoke. Crimson sat at the scanning station, but the Brev—with his four arms and compound eyes—would … 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 62: Home Grown Drama

Crimson hadn’t wanted to see it. She’d tried to avoid it. She’d tried to pin her eyes on the leader of the settlers and avoid contact with rest. But the vision haunted her Mindframe like a Tilganian mind-washing program. It … Continue reading

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Episode 61: All Aboard

Ferguis Okoullis Co. required that all civilians be escorted from the shuttle bays to their quarters and attended by members of the crew whenever possible when moving about the ship. Of course, whenever possible was going to be a whole … Continue reading

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Episode 60: Space Home

“…I appreciate your honesty, Chief Rom. I will inform the rest of the council and get back to you.” Councilman Joffs, the representative of the colonists to the Rival Bay, was a portly humanoid with bushy chin hair. He and … Continue reading

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