A backpack full of flashbangs, a loudspeaker, and a road flare; those are my weapons? ‘He knows best’ is not the most rational answer. But I guess I left the domain of the rational a few thousand miles ago. One more door before me. I no longer cringe at the moaning hinges.Read More about Hydra
“Cuneiform?” Air Marshall James Garrett of the Royal Australian Air Force bristled as his eyes swept through that roomful of alliance cryptologists. In the end, he just hung his head and muttered. “Why the hell would a technologically advanced civilisation, centuries ahead of our own, store their classified data in cuneiform?”
(This story has just been published in the October issue of Antipodean SF, the speculative fiction e-zine.)
Someone is hunting down thugs in the City of Living Dreams, where any pleasure or drug is available for a price. Though the planet is strictly off-limits to military personnel in training, Lieutenant Junior Grade Palladia Conté is discovered there, and immediately conscripted to help stop the killing spree.
A measure of the depth, first appeared 2008 in Residential Aliens where it’s available for reading.Read More about A measure of the depth
Leona is missing, presumed dead in the same freak accident that took her parents; and her trusted mentor is planning to sell her as a weapon.
If you read A measure of the depth and wondered what the future holds for Zeta Reti, this self-contained sequel continues her story, ten years later. It is set in the Soldiers of Mercy universe.Read More about Pluto’s Helmet
There we were, contingent 47 of the Engineering Corps, ready to die for our planet, and he had to give in. They wouldn’t have even touched him. By his uniform they knew he wasn’t one of us. They didn’t know civilian support uniforms. If he hadn’t told them they would have never guessed he was a Designer.
The Designer first appeared in Ray Gun Revival, Issue 57, 2010, by Double-edged Publishing. It is a stand-alone story in the Space Opera subgenre.Read More about The Designer
1862: Dr. Bernice Vedeen has chartered transport across the Black Sea to carry medical supplies intended for Dr. Livingstone’s mission in Africa. She does not believe in the existence of vampires. But the discovery of the blood-drained corpse of a Russian aristocrat on board is about to bring her face to face with an even deadlier terror.
Template of the Rephaim first appears in the Crossover Alliance’s Second Anthology. It is also intended as Chapter 1 of the novel, Hallowstone: Return of the Mocker.Read More about Template of the Rephaim
I have heard people say that Jehovah (Yahweh, the I AM) – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the God of the Old Testament – is an angry god. And to prove it they will cite Laws given to Moses and tell you that no civilized man today would consider those statutes just. But if that were a logical argument, how come Jesus did not reach the same conclusion?Read More about Justice is black and white, but Mercy is the color of love. Part 1: the reversal of the curse.
Engineering PhD students have to decide, at least a year before they get their degree, whether they want to go into Academia or Industry after graduation. I met Professors who told me that, in their view, if you got a PhD it was to join Academia. But, having come from Industry, that was not my view. I saw both as valid choices; and if properly managed, they are not necessarily mutually exclusive. But there is a big difference between the two choices.Read More about Were we ever a team? How do teams make good decisions?