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  • Hydra

    Hydra

    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.

    (This story was first published in Antipodean SF issue 275. It also appeared as a podcast in the Antipodean SF Radio Show )

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  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    “Her name was Hope.” My words spread puzzlement over her flawless features. “You won’t remember her.” Incomprehension stills her full lips in mid word and then we tumble over the edge together.

    This story first appeared in AntipodeanSF Issue 265, Oct. 2020.

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  • Who argued for my soul?

    Who argued for my soul?

    Having survived the annihilation of the first universe, she seeks to live out her eternity in peace as mother goddess to mankind; but someone else has also survived, and he controls her dreams.

    This story first appeared in the Untold Podcast .

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  • A measure of the depth

    A measure of the depth

    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.

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  • Pluto’s Helmet

    Pluto’s Helmet

    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.

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  • The Designer

    The Designer

    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.

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