What was their reason? What has become of Rome after the invasion? Through the eyes of a young man and his family of survivors, experience the descent int the harrowing darkness of survival. Issue #15 in the TSODR chapbook-magazine.
PeeDee3 stops by Dollarworld’s overstocked arsenal outlet with a mighty long shopping list (he’s completely out of red herring grenades) and a coupon for uncle Nezbit’s Spicy Brain Sauce burning a hole in the pocket of his quadra-sleeved trench coat. But the, buy the brain extractor, get the sauce free offer just might be too good to be true.
Does anyone else smell a trap?
Mae, chief linguist on the Ivoire, heads a diplomatic mission to Ukhanda. Her handling of relations with the Quurzod lead to a battle that causes the Ivoire’s anacapa drive to malfunction, stranding the ship in foldspace. Mae can’t remember what she did wrong. If she doesn’t recall it, she won’t be able to prevent another disaster.
Carey lives on the generation spaceship Mercury with her parents and thousands of other space travelers. Her parents are Colonists who believe they have a right to leave the ship and colonize a habitable planet. The Counselors, who make the laws and govern the ship, refuse to let anyone go. Negotiations break down between the two sides. Soon violence erupts, and Carey’s life is changed forever.
For most people life just drones along, the same old thing every day – you know what it is like. We all get screwed by the rich and powerful, life sucks and there is no relief apart from small little pleasures.
And then one day all that was stood on its head when a huge spaceship appeared out of nowhere and hovered over New York - and it made a special offer to the women of Earth.