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Breaking A Few Eggs

As the gondola rose up the mountain, Debra shivered. “Aren’t you concerned about the disappearances?” “Disappearing gondolas?” said Vik. “Naw. That’s just a crazy rumor. Don’t be fooled. Think of the good side! This is the only planet where you … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Snack

Safari guide E.R. Pankow led the tourists through the trees of the planet, Barton. “It’s quite safe here if you follow the rules” he said. “Don’t touch anything unless I say so.” He pointed to a giant footprint in a … Continue reading

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The Good Year

Director McKinley stared up at the colony’s windmills. They worked flawlessly. The first year of the colony on planet Kennick went perfectly. “I can’t believe our good luck,” he said. “Why not?” said Deputy Director Segundo. “Look back at history. … Continue reading

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The First Court Martial

The planetary colony of Franca was small. The population of 600 split perfectly between men and women. Due to the complexities of human sexuality this produced less than 300 couples. Colonel Baird and his Marines counted themselves among the population. … Continue reading

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The Naughty

Their fruit glowing with light, the rarest Christmas trees in Human space rose above them, and Ethan owned an entire grove. “You don’t pick out trees,” said Ethan. “The trees pick you. They look into your soul and know evil … Continue reading

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A Safe Place

Mark and Anita marveled at the forests of the planet, Darwin IV. The plant life grew huge and in stunning variety. Up until recently, few people even knew about the backwater colony. Desperate financial straits for the primarily Australian settlers … Continue reading

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Safari Guide

Martin Crabtree had begun to tolerate the constant swishing sound behind him. When a branch crackled loudly, he stopped immediately. He stood up, sighed, and turned to glare at Herbert “Bwana” Titterman. “What?” said Titterman. His voice practically boomed through … Continue reading

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