Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Noble Gases of the Epsilon 7 Star Cluster by Milo James Fowler
Approx. 3,870 words.
Published on July 4, 2013.
After the Effervescent Magnitude is rendered inoperative by a gaseous entity orbiting an alien world, Captain Quasar goes down to the surface of the planet to discover the source of his vessel's distress. Instead, he meets a wise old wizard seemingly intent on convincing Quasar that he's something he is not.
- Short Story - Space Opera / Humor - Originally published by Ray Gun Revival magazine