Stories tagged “science fiction”

  • Nester - The Miss (Mature)

    Tara’s eyes went wide with surprise. She’d missed. In six years of war, she’d never missed. Twenty Eight major engagements 1,692 confirmed kills. 0 misses. Until today. She stared across the void through her magscope at the approachin...

  • Nester - The Assault

    The uncanny foe jerked itself in all directions with precise thruster blasts. It seemed to wrap around the invisible energy bolts like an unholy vine. It managed to evade every shot as if they were tennis balls playfully lofted by a child. Tara was, be...

  • Second Chancers - Stefnir's Vigil

    The soft snowflakes came to rest in Stefnir’s beard, littering its brown hues with white splotches, making him appear older than he actually was. The cold penetrated his furs in some places, but it was of no consequence. His was a land of both beauty...

  • Second Chancers - Black Sail

    The glow was starting to fade on the horizon, losing its blue tint to the grey clouds. Stefnir’s eyes narrowed to a tight squint in an effort to see through the thickening snowfall. Then it was gone. The afternoon sky had returned to its regular,...

  • Second Chancers - Landfall

    Stefnir cowered on the hilltop behind a loose lava rock. His quickened breath turned to steam in the cold air. The cold of his sword’s hilt numbed his fingers slightly as as he gripped it too tightly. Stefnir was a hardened warrior, but was terri...

  • The Pillar - A Graphite Figure

    It was hard to move fast with the gravity off. The regular rhythm of walking was thrown off by the grav-boots he wore. So, he turned them off. Pushing against the walls, Stine and his men drifted aft down the corridor. “Report, Lieutenant.” “...

  • Bio-Droid XJ-399

    Bio-droid XJ-399 landed heavily on the space station’s surface, smoke still coming from the booster rockets on his back. The bulky, white, angular exoskeleton that protected him from the lack of atmosphere didn’t obscure the spectacular vie...

  • In Response

    As sorry as I am to drag out this debate, I would have to disagree with Mr. Voln. Either Jacquec has all the acting ability of a houseplant or we are expected to believe that Major Alder survived the attack with barely any injurys. While the Conglomera...

    • Author: Villain
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Defiance

    “Why should I listen to you?” Mercur spat. “You didn’t listen to me. None of you listened to me.” “But where’s the proof?” Johnson pleaded. “It makes no sense! The Spinners wouldn’t attack us....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Cubic

    The body in the zero-g cubic arched as energy flooded the compartment. The technicians watching saw the mouth open impossibly wide. “He’s screaming,” one said. “Wouldn’t you? This isn’t exactly a gentle process,̶...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Twenty Five Thousand Feet

    I mash my foot to the floor, and the hum of the engines grows into a full roar. The atmosphere whistles around the small canopy of my Tesla X800 as I push it to the max. Both turbines are roaring behind me now, leaving twin streaks across the sky. The ...

  • The Fight

    The binary-pattern hammering of the rear cannon echoed through the cockpit as I wove the nimble little fighter through a veritable swarm of shells, the automatic point defense of the light cruiser sitting a mere seven hundred meters away doing its utmo...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Clandestine

    Most of the time it’s just so easy to watch through the scope as the target’s body hits the floor. Most of the time you can calmly pack up the gun, check the area, and leave. The killing of the President of the United Economic Nation was no...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vanguard

    The rock behind me shook as I opened the link to Command. “We need immediate reinforcement, repeat immediate reinforcement. We’re pinned down in grid co-ordinates 9091 by 3415, four klicks north of the sensor post. Negative, we’re und...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Darkest Night

    It is night and the planes have done their work. I can feel the power, floating in the currents of the air, lying on every surface. Doubtless the enemy is wondering what has happened, why there is grey dust everywhere. They’ve been on edge for da...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Heaven's Applause

    The missile arced into the cloud banks sharply. Shedding Machs like water, it slowed from its cruise speed to strike velocity. The satellite linkup was still (thankfully) live and satellite visuals picked out the target and the missile throughout the E...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • War Machine

    The operation of a HyperSpace Advancements Military firearm starts with the simple motion of a trigger backwards into the gun casing. The gun then requests confirmation from the grip, accessing the smart glove holding the weapon. When received, a fibre...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Home

    I remember Menoetius. I remember returning from my first visit to the Capital, our ship cruising through the gateway into orbit, and being told that we would have to turn around and go back. I remember the last time I ever saw my father, telling me tha...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cartographer

    Our little ship coasted on the rough turbulence around Yvonne’s Delight. We were five days out from the Hydras, running a shipload of tetrahydride to Phis Minor. The pilots up front yelled incomprehensible vectors at each other, every now and the...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Routine Mechanics

    I slowly wound open the other eye at Master Engineer Joe. “You sure, Em-ee? Harrigan?” “Yeah, told me in a roundabout way to get you off your ass and up to the forecastle, so yes I’m pretty sure.” I sighed. “I need t...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thor's Hammer

    They say that weapons forged in the heat of the battle can never be used outside the glory and the death of the fight. They say that weapons used in battle will never be content to rest idle. They say… I cared not what they said. My enemies near ...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Red Light

    I woke my station and checked the damage reports. There were uncontrolled fires raging down on D deck, and evidence of shrapnel damage to the portside engine assembly as well as various… “Carto?” “Yeah?” “We’ve...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Return

    “Unidentified Ship, you are entering the system of Alexis Majora, currently under a state of breached emergency quarantine. All civilian spacecraft are advised against entering this system.” The calm, synthesised voice was as familiar as ev...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mercy

    The war of humans against machines, the same old story that science fiction authors always loved to write about, the war I fought. Thankfully, in this version of the story, we were winning. We had just taken another hill, and my squad was moving in thr...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Something in the System

    “We got an inside job, hostile influence in the system. Security teams abandon search, go to syssec stations please.” “Carto, security’s on high alert – two men are dead, and they don’t know why. May be our man.̶...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.