Poisoned Bluestripe & The Machine and Her Mahout
By Kater Cheek
Published: September 28, 2013.
Two hard science fiction short stories about the perils of colonization.
In Poisoned Bluestripe, an idealistic investigator tries to prove a colonial culture innocent of genocide.
The Machine and Her Mahout, a semi-finalist for the Writers of the Future contest, deals with the enduring love between a man and his sentient mining machine.