Author Archive

23 Jan

Failsafes

Chief Engineer’s log, 14:28, 21 May 2214 Location: Corsica to Alpha Centauri FTL corridor Status: Sublight transit   This is Engineer Monaghan, logging on the 21st of May, blah blah, reporting on the refit of the Starwalker. We’ve been installing a bunch of new gear: check the logs if you want to know what, but […]

14 Nov

Marshmallow

Chief Engineer’s log, 22:19, 26 April 2214 Location: Debris ring, Sconnor orbit, Dyne system Status: Stationary   Logging immersion chair data Engineering immersion chair active   Log location: Nexus 25-bravo-16 (The Chief Engineer’s avatar appears at a crossroads. Around him, buildings sweep up in smooth curves, like softly shifting glass. Light flows beneath the surface […]

12 Apr

Reintegration

Chief Engineer’s log, 13:47, 18 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down Log location: Neural link from Engineering immersion chair A to internal ship systems, nexus 38871-H83MW   (Elliott is walking the circuits again with a blob of light following high over his head. Black glass surfaces […]

28 Mar

Coma ship

Chief Engineer’s log, 22:19, 16 March 2214 Location: Wide orbit near Earth Moonbase, Home System Status: Stationary and powered down   I swear, if one more person comes down here asking how things are going with Starry, I’m going to fix them. With a wrench. I’m going as fast as I can. Do they think […]

09 Nov

Teddy with a spanner

Chief Engineer’s log, 08:50, 4 March 2214 Location: Alpha Apodis system, Apus constellation Status: Sublight transit towards close orbit around Alpha Apodis Sol Log location: Neural link from Engineering immersion chair A to internal ship systems, Circuit 249991-B16NM   (Elliott is on a grassy slope inside Starry’s head. He has raised himself onto one knee, […]

03 Nov

Distraction

Chief Engineer’s log, 08:45, 4 March 2214 Location: Alpha Apodis system, Apus constellation Status: Sublight transit towards close orbit around Alpha Apodis Sol Log location: Engineering   …can’t he just do it himself? I’m not the only one capable of– oh, the log’s on. Right, right. So, the captain has asked me what’s going on […]

23 Jul

Railroaded

Chief Engineer’s log, 08:54, 10 February 2214 Location: Gienah system, 40 years ago Status: Maintaining orbit around Gienah Sol Log location: Engineering   This is stupid. Arguing for days and we’re still heading to Feras. Worst idea in the world. What do they think is gonna happen when we get there? The company will strip […]