These two science fiction short stories take place in a space-faring, quasi-militaristic society in a bottle. With no faster-than-light travel, Fleet culture and technology are decades (and sometimes centuries) out of sync with the rest of the universe. Whether that's for better or worse is anyone's guess!
Originally published in Anthology Builder 2015 and 'Short Stories and Tall Tales' 2016. More
While retreating from a hostile enemy on an alien world, Bryis finds herself immobile and stranded in a damaged power suit. For the first time ever, Bryis is separated from her unit. For the first time ever, she's all alone. Bry is sure rescue will come for her... at first.
"Who am I?" Whether in young adulthood or middle age, most of us have asked ourselves this question. Many of us see the world in search of an answer. Young Zin, however, yearns for the ultimate in adult independence; he decides to see another world entirely. Can he make something of himself without his merchant captain father's connections? Is his mother's prejudice against the hardships of life on the ground as unreasonable as it seems? Is he really the man his family thinks he is, or does his true potential lie elsewhere? Join Zin on his journey to find out!
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