Vain Are the Stars

Empty Urns Launched Into Stars
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Series: Vain Are the Stars. You set the price! Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Paul Seton and Marshall Lincoln are unique dealers in the Singularity. With a little wealth and a lot of faith, clients in Paul and Marshall's office may circumvent death by painlessly uploading their souls into the machine. Paul and Marshall's freedom and sanity are thrown into jeopardy when a tycoon's ambition to ride the Singularity to the stars threatens to expose the Singularity's secrets.
Firedrop Garnish
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Series: Vain Are the Stars. You set the price! Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The crimson blossoms of the alien firedrop flower pull mankind into the stars. Though the firedrop offers no taste nor nutritional value, there is little humanity would not sacrifice to serve the firedrop upon a household's finest china. Space knows a thousand ways to kill those who dare float amid the stars, and yet the simple pulse and glow of an alien weed make all the dangers worthwhile.
Patriots of Griffin XIII
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Series: Vain Are the Stars. You set the price! Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The followers of Griffin have built their thirteenth colony in record time. The United Systems rewards the effort by placing the governance of Griffin XIII into the hands of the colonists. For the thirteenth time, the followers of Zeb may live in true freedom. Only none of the twelve previous colonies named Griffin remain, and the ultimate danger resides in the colonists themselves
Butcher, Baker and Replicant Maker
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Series: Vain Are the Stars. You set the price! Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nigel Hightower cannot sleep in a world built upon dreams. The machine has shunned Mr. Hightower, refusing to give him digital manifestations of his dreams. So Mr. Hightower finds solace in crafting replicas of the lost world's wildlife for the children too young for the computer, until a series of updates threatens Mr. Hightower's audience so that none remain to call him “replicant maker.”
Starlight, Starbright
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Series: Vain Are the Stars. You set the price! Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The archivist Un'Yhe has honored the strangers throughout his long lifetime. The strangers have smiled at every relic of the broods' homeworld Un'Yhe has brought before them. Un'Yhe's care continues to expand the museum built upon the strangers' crashed ark, until one day the strangers unfold the homeworld's bright sky to reveal a sparkling treasure more glorious than even Un'Yhe's museum houses.