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Value of Nothing

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Boom went the door as it came off its hinges. Bang went the gun as its owner fired at the silhouettes crowding the door frame. Bink went the Metropolitan stun grenade as it bounced across the floor. “Bugger,” wheezed the perp. —– Detective Jack Palmer always found it amazing how much information could be imparted […]

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Skirmish Sequence

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“Battlestations! Battlestations!”   The cry resounded through the ship, carried throughout Lyssa’s Fury by the ship’s tannoy. The internal lighting flashed to danger red and the crew sprang into action.   Captain Galweigh finished sealing his survival suit’s helmet, gloved hands falling away from the Erracom brand on the lock. The suit connected to the […]

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The Press

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“Mantikor!”   The cry was taken up by eight other voices and ended in a roar that all but drowned out the dull thump of the man’s head hitting the table. A stack of shot glasses rattled and fell, rolling around the table, but the score didn’t matter. What mattered right now was getting up. […]

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The Tribunal

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Admiral William Redmon had always dreamt of being presented to the High Admiralty, to have his name on the lips of Hades 9’s most powerful Admirals. But not like this.   “Admiral Redmon, you stand here, charged with crimes against humanity. Do you understand the gravity of the charge?” That came from High Admiral Rannik […]

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Price of Command

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They say that combat in the vacuum of space is silent. They are wrong.   “Contact. Port. Torpedo signatures. Twenty. 5 minutes 27 seconds to impact.” “Contact. Port. Stealthed vessel. Unknown armaments.” “Contacts. Prow. Antares Hammer class, one, 89% probability. Antares Sabre class, two.” “Vector signature. Prow contacts accelerating.” “Priority Alert! Starboard. Stealthed vessel. Launch […]

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