A Bastard's Oath
by Shawn Thompson
A Bastard's Oath occurs on Planet Tirano, ruled by descendants of the leaders of a mother ship that landed two millennia ago rule. Genetically engineered women, conceived in vitro, control Tirano’s computer network. Vhirko, clones of valiant women warriors, guard Tirano’s King. Tirano has been at war for decades with an alien species that must link in groups of four or more to become sentient.