Enjoy this free short story which takes place in the world of Kismet, the upcoming novel by Watts Martin. Even the thickest cisform human knows a totemic with pinned-back ears is unhappy and right now Gail’s refuse to come forward. She runs a hand through her hair and gives silent thanks she’s not running a […]
When she wakes up there’s a moment of disorientation until she realizes Catboy—she did learn his name, didn’t she?—is taking up slightly more than half of her bunk. For a single person it’s more than big enough, but not for two. Why did they come back here instead of his place? Oh, right: because here […]
If you don’t count the Ceres Ring, Panorica is the largest arcology in terms of both population and sheer size. It’s a cylindrical design like Kingston, but a vast, slow-spinning behemoth. You can dock either at the stationary center or at the rim, where you berth in gravity, start out much closer to wherever it […]
33Beedle boop “Ms. Simmons?” Gail’s ear twitches at the voice on the radio. She’s prying a beer out of a rack in the cabin’s compact refrigerator. The beverage station does coffee well enough, but its “porter” tastes like cold strained oatmeal. “Yeah.” “This is Phil with Molinar Port Operations. Keces Industries requests you let us […]
The call that shatters Gail’s life comes disguised as a gift from her past. It starts the way all of them have for the last fourteen years: a beedle boop and her ship’s voice, a pleasant female contralto, sounding directly in her left ear. “You have an incoming call.” She’s walking outside, or at least […]
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