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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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Episode 59: Love Your Machines

The rude, cold light of the hallways. Down past the Circle and the Mess. Through the auxiliary crew compartments, and to the gaping octagon of the Arboretum’s opening. A temporary respite in the weak gravitational fields, before the stomach tossing … Continue reading

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Episode 58: Denial

Darkness was Crimson’s only solace. Her robotic arm, shoulder interface, metal pelvis and heavy steel and titanium leg were a combination of dead weight and confusing electrical impulses, neither fully feeling nor fully numb. It was like having an arm, … Continue reading

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