Stephen Case gets paid for teaching people about space, which is pretty much the coolest thing ever.
He also occasionally gets paid for writing stories about space (and other things), which have appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show and several other publications. His first anthology, Trees and Other Wonders, is available on Kindle.
Stephen holds a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame and will talk for inordinate amounts of time about nineteenth-century British astronomy. He lives with his wife, four children, and three chickens in an undisclosed suburb of Chicago that has not yet legalized backyard chickens.
on March 10, 2015 :
“First Fleet” by Stephen Case is a pulp science fiction tale released as serialized novellas by Retrofit Publishing. “Part 1: Bones” is a short story leading into this science fiction horror series.
“Part 1: Bones” sets the stage on a medical frigate that regenerates the bodies of killed soldiers. When one of the res-pods behaves strangely, a medical officer suspects that the Colonists – or an unknown intelligence – have smuggled aboard something dangerous.
In Part 1, Case introduces the reader to some of the hard science fiction aspects of the series by showing us the regeneration process, where stored personalities are downloaded into cloned bodies. We also get a glimpse of the monster who causes the slaughter of the First Fleet.
“First Fleet” is a grim tale of desperation where the characters begin in a vacuum of knowledge and are quickly overwhelmed by events beyond their control.
(review of free book)