Stories tagged “space station”

  • Setting Up Shop

    XJ-399’s lizard-like body wriggled out of his exoskeleton, leaving it securely clamped to the station’s surface near the airlock. His body was covered by his pressure suit, but XJ-399’s helmet allowed a little sunlight to shine throug...

  • A New Discovery

    XJ-399 was walking down a dark corridor, holding the tether of a power transmitter as one might hold a balloon. Every so often he placed little self-powered lamps on the walls as he went along. His receiver cut in. “Hey XJ?” It was his most...

  • The Reactivation of 1000 Procedures Begins with a Single Process

    XJ-399 changed the subject. “You got the main power online yet, or just one of the subnetworks?” “Just one of the subnetworks,” YU-443 responded. “I’m trying to find one of the main access shafts.” “Okay....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Door

    XJ followed the pipes and wires in the ceiling to an unremarkable door labeled Processing Hub. Black wires ran in a hasty tangle up and down the floor, convening to disappear beneath the door and into the room. That’s a bit off, he thought, this ...

    • Author: Jason Month
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Taking Care of Business

    “We’ve got launching orders, boys,” Lieutenant Bonzer shouted. This announcement was met by hurrahs from most of the rest of the 501st. Stationed on Mimas, nestled deep within the massive crater Herschel, their official patch referenc...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Squadala!

    There was a Bioid in the pilot seat of the Fury-161. His cybernetic alterations were very extensive, to the point where he was almost entirely a robot save for his exterior. On his uniform he wore the mark of the Defectors, the Bioids who had gone agai...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Flashback: Surprises

    The Earth Defense Force had been losing the war in the Inner Solar System, and those forces around Jupiter and Saturn had been tapped, as no Bioid attack had been feared there within the reasonable future. The Fourth Reich, long eliminated from any eff...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Flashback: Gambit

    Johan switched into instinctive mode, hacking at the Bioid with all the might he could muster. Red blood mingled with blue hydraulic fluid and clear coolant as the enemy agent was terminated. His victory, however, was short-lived. He heard a noise behi...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Ouch!

    “Ow! Damn it!” XJ-399 held onto his broken hand. His bones were already refitting into place, but it still hurt, a lot. “What was that?” YU-443 was finished with his work outside and was heading inside. The blue biot called out ...

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    Gordon tapped his data-pad at random with his fingers causing tiny fireworks to light up at his touch. He was bored. History was boring. “Gordie? Can you share with the class your thoughts on the Avaritia legislation?” In a bored tone, Gord...

  • Getting The Hell Out

    Arnold laughed, “I think they know we’re here. They’re booking it to their ship.” “Nonononononononononono!” XJ-399 was running at top speed. YU-443 trailed after him. “But what about the equipment?” XJ-3...

  • Whatwhatwhat?

    XJ plopped into the pilot’s seat. YU took his station in engineering. Through the speakers YU said, “Come on, these humans aren’t that bad. The worst that could happen is that they arrest us. If the Biot empire ever finds us we’...

  • Levels of Failure

    “…technical difficulties resulting in life support failure. Please stay calm and make your way in an orderly fashion to a designated exit area.” The voice coming over the loud speakers was female, slightly British and sounded pleased ...

  • To the Other Ship

    Corporals Parker and Geddiman utilized their manned maneuvering units to cross to where the Bioids’ ship was. Privates Sully and Vassily followed behind, wielding axes and magnetic-accelerator guns. “So what do we do when we open ’er ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Death As Viewed From Space While Hurtling @ 27,000 MPH

    “How many tonight, my friend?” Dmitry’s Ukranian accent made the question sound more like a movie quote. The kind with Russian gangsters, fast cars, fast women, and a rocket launcher or two. “I count four more down: Columbus, De...

    • Author: Elmore Jr
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Russian Roulette

    Why not? It would be like one of the movies they had enjoyed in between rigorous training sessions. “To beat death, you’ve got to know death,” Shana said. Now that was a movie quote. “The Mojave Desert, in proximity to the neare...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.