First Contact

First Contact

Humanity takes its first tentative steps into outer space, and encounters an old enemy that had been long-forgotten. Fortunately, they also find some new allies willing to help them. The enemy of my enemy is my friend…isn’t it? Let’s hope...
Artificial Innocence

Artificial Innocence

Am I so wrong for wanting to be loved? Isn’t that what you want? Isn’t that what everyone wants? At least, that is what I have been led to believe after accessing my data files in my never-ending quest for acceptance. If I can find out what it is that you humans want,...
There Goes My Payment

There Goes My Payment

Well, shit. There goes my payment for this job. Doesn’t that just piss you off? Seems like that’s the way it always happens, though. Just when you think you’re about to get ahead, maybe even stash a few creds away in the bank, something shitty happens, and you’re...
Elves in Space

Elves in Space

“Elves?” “Yes, sir. Elves.” “Like Santa’s little helpers?” “No, sir. Like Tolkien. Lord of the Rings. Those kinds of elves. Sir.” “You’re telling me that planet down there is Middle Earth? We found god damned Middle Earth out here in the middle of space?” “Uh…no, sir....

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