Friday, June 26, 2015

Keres in the Machine - Novelette.

Fiction Friday. Escape pod here!

Last week I previewed the start of a novelette, Keres in the Machine. At 12,000 words I'd usually do that in 4-5 parts here. However it does feature some bits that some might find not suitable. It's a sort of Eve Online mash up of Law Abiding Citizen and the Final Destination series.

A research outpost has made a starkling breakthrough in entosis technology. The ability to not just project an isomorph of a person's consciousness into a remote computer system but to actually transfer it. However, the valuable antikythera element they are working on has attracted the attention of a pirate gang. One that leaves no witnesses.

Two weeks after the raid one of the gang is killed, soon followed by a second. Can the Captain figure out what is stalking and killing his crew? The Gallente have a name for a vengeful spirit. They call it a Keres.

You can download the PDF here.

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