Particle Tracks

Newton Class Starship MSCV Empiricist Hyperbolic Stellar Escape Trajectory 12 AUs from HD189245 October 2219 The Empiricist fell back into spacetime after forty-three days in warp. The technicolor warp tunnel vanished from the wallscreens to reveal a pale and troubled young sun wandering by itself in the dark vastness of space. The system was empty … Continue reading Particle Tracks

Depth of Field

Shinobi Network Systems Headquarters Building 8th Avenue and Lenora Street Seattle, Salish Sea Administrative Zone Earth September 2219 Dorian Valetti was, at age forty-eight, one of the youngest billionaires on Earth. His company, Shinobi Network Systems, was one of the fastest growing multinationals of the recent decades. They’d been sweeping through the fields of computer … Continue reading Depth of Field


Fabrique Intersolar Deep Space Station FI-ISCU Pioneer Elliptical Orbit 30,000 kilometers from Aldebaran b, Aldebaran April 2219 Dianica Botheys awoke with a gasp, her consciousness rising groggily out of a painful sea of nonsensical dreams. She could feel nothing from her body but the static-y sensation of pins and needles, and her vision blurred in … Continue reading Posthuman


Pyramid Station AEGIS Orbital Cluster II Geostationary Orbit 35,786 kilometers from Earth July 2219 Bartholomew Morrow was not an easily disturbed man. He’d fought in the joint Martian-UN expeditionary force that liberated Alpha Centauri. He’d tracked down and brought in some of the most dangerous and violent criminals in the system. He’d seen death, he’d … Continue reading Zugzwang


In 2068, the interplanetary pharmaceutical giant WhitakerPorterRoberts introduced the AmbiStem life extension system. WhitakerPorterRoberts had risen to interplanetary prominence over the prior twenty years through their introduction of drugs designed to offset the effects of life in low gravity. But AmbiStem would cement their position as one of the most important pharmaceutical companies of the … Continue reading Immortals

On The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

Bison Class Freighter HTS-3 Spacepizza Elliptical Orbit 238 Kilometers from Earth July 2219 The Happy Tree Shipping Company was one of the odder corporations plying the shipping lanes. All their position titles, ship names, and everything about their organization on a paperwork level was based on high context pop culture references and in-jokes. Happy Tree … Continue reading On The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean