Lael Salaets is a science fiction writer, freelance artist and graphic designer, Gulf War veteran and a former US Marine. He is also a member of the Wordos, a professional writers workshop in Eugene, Oregon. His work has appeared in Writers of the Future XXVI and Abyss & Apex.
The Runners Guild hire a burned out veteran on a search and rescue mission for a star freighter.
Previously published in Abyss & Apex (English), and XB-1 (Czech).
"...this is overall a satisfying, action-filled space adventure, the sort of thing we don’t see much anymore these days."
- Locus Magazine
Two members of a Force Recon unit are discharged with select memories of the war erased. Fragments of recall about a particular mission compel them to travel around the world for data they had left behind, which involve government secrets.
Previously published in Writers of the Future XXVI.
Translated in Romanian, SRSFF.