By Terry Compton
Series: The Alcantarans, Book 4.
Published: March 12, 2011.
All Kota and Zibo wanted to do was to start a family and to make a living, using the space ship freighter that Kota had salvaged. Some idiot bureaucrat wanted them to be super spies for the Charter Alliance. They turned him down! His boss was more persuasive but they still didn't want to be spies. They just wanted to trade. Circumstances didn't give them a choice.
"Taming the Bureaucrat" begins with one physician's curiosity about the increasing bureaucratization of medicine and concludes that bureaucratic systems cast a wide shadow over virtually all aspects of modern society - the legal system, government agencies, religious bodies, financial institutions, military organizations, etc.
Faces spotlights 12 characters with slice of life stories. Get a glimpse into the lives of a detective, fighter, bureaucrat, farmer, safe-cracker, musician, shooter, inventor, American Indian, student and wife.
By Giando Sigurani
Published: June 14, 2012.
Dwayne is a decent, polite man. That is, until he finds himself harboring violent feelings towards the morning bus driver. Soon he learns that the source of his anguish comes from the fact that the driver is actually an almost-but-not-quite lifelike robot built by a man who calls himself the Mad Scientist. Now Dwayne ponders the ethics of murdering the robot, and if, indeed, it is murder at all...
Major Tom’s dander is up. His cub is dying of the Morient Virus, and he knows their sworn enemies are responsible (the Baastards!), but bureaucats order him not to go to their planet to recover the antidote. Well, it’s easier to beg forgiveness than to ask purrmission.
Purr Mission is a science fiction short story, and the first story in the “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire” series.