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23 Nov

Home planet

Ship’s log, 18:02, 7 March 2214 Location: Transit Lane 42-N7, Home system Status: Sublight transit   I thought Earth would be prettier than this. Danika has been here before, and she’s seen it from a pilot’s perspective. Mostly, that means that she noticed the traffic: lots of it, barely contained within navigation lanes, moving slowly […]

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30 Nov

Air and water

Ship’s log, 16:53, 9 March 2214 Location: Offshore docking, Hong Kong, Earth Status: Docked and powered down   Here we are! Earth. Home planet. Terra Firma. Well, it’s not very firm here. I’m too big to dock directly on the mainland, so they’ve assigned me a tether spot out in the waters of Repulse Bay, […]

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07 Dec

Steam and secrets

Ship’s log, 17:00, 10 March 2214 Location: Offshore docking, Hong Kong, Earth Status: Docked and powered down   It’s been a full day now. Over 24 hours since John stepped out of my airlock and he’s still not back. If I could, I’d pace. As it is, if I get too antsy, I just wind […]

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14 Dec

Salute

Ship’s log, 19:24, 12 March 2214 Location: Offshore docking, Hong Kong, Earth Status: Docked and powered down   Three days. I can’t believe it’s been three whole days. I’m nervous. Which is silly: I have no reason to be nervous. I’ve been trying to keep busy and productive. I’ve picked apart Cameron’s package and spread […]

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21 Dec

Repairs

Captain’s log, 11:18, 14 March 2214 Location: Offshore docking, Hong Kong, Earth Status: Docked and powered down   This is Captain Warwick reporting. Considering what we plan to do, I’m not sure who these reports are for any more. Posterity, perhaps? I don’t know, but I’m sure they’ll be of use to someone somewhere, when […]

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28 Dec

Red tape

Ship’s log, 11:52, 14 March 2214 Location: Offshore docking, Hong Kong, Earth Status: Docked and powered down   It’s hard to hide the skirls of fear in my down-low ducts. Things were going so well. Our plans were working. For once, nothing was going wrong, no unexpected secrets rising to the surface to poison us. […]

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04 Jan

Distress

Ship’s log, 20:32, 14 March 2214 Location: Near Venus, Home System Status: Sublight transit   I’ve left Earth behind. I’ve shaken the planet off my metal feet and pulled out of her atmosphere like a chick pecking its way out of an egg. It has shrunk in my rear sensors, beyond the glow of my […]

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11 Jan

Barnswallow

Ship’s log, 21:10, 14 March 2214 Location: 3 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   I’m flying towards the heart of an explosion, and I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t fun. The explosion is done now but its remains are still spreading out in a ragged halo, pinging in energetic […]

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18 Jan

Rescued

Ship’s log, 21:23, 14 March 2214 Location: 5 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   There are two escape pods sitting in my cargo bay. They’re three metres long and two wide, big enough to hold three people each, or four at a squeeze. Both of them have the name Firebird emblazoned […]

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25 Jan

Avatar

Ship’s log, 21:57, 14 March 2214 Location: 7 light-minutes from Terra Sol, Home System Status: Sublight transit   This can’t be happening. I can’t have just scored my own paint to rescue the person responsible for all the bad things in my short life. And yet here she is: Kess, the one who hired Hunt […]

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