Starting Points Archive
We were part way down an alley off 5th Avenue when XM318 developed sentience...
Starting Point: The Long Commute
Olaf pealed the sticky electrodes from his forehead, detached the tubes from his abdomen, and yanked
Starting Point: Forerunner Trash
I'm Doctor Jane Harlowe, I'm a Xenoarcheologist. I dig up Forerunner trash. Most of it is.
Starting Point: Out of Options
Captain Kwon clenched his fist and brought it down hard against the padded armrest of his
Starting Point: Cold Star
Experts are baffled. Everything we had ever known about physics, astronomy, and cosmology are unraveled by
Starting Point: The Oracle
"You are truly blessed. Sagan is one of the greatest and wisest prophets."
Starting Point: The Drifter
Luca stared at the unconscious figure lying next to him. The man wore a purple desert
Starting Point: Ape-pience
Able Spacechimp Lancelot Muggs was working the problem. 'Always work the problem,' he thought as he
Starting Point: Auld Lang Syne
As he drunkenly swayed in the general vicinity of the urinal, Mark heard the DJ say
What had gone wrong? How had the Cerberus found me? Had Samuel betrayed me? I couldn't
Starting Point: Goat Night
The god Pan was once again being worshipped, thousands of light years from Earth.
Starting Point: The Hydrocarbon Boom
Winston moved along the pumping platform's superstructure, made more difficult by his environsuit. "Damn hose!" he
I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old
Starting Point: The Haunebu Encounter
What he had seen must be reported. He knew his life was unimportant in relation to
Starting Point: A Taste of Paradise
"What is it?" Miranda asked with childlike curiosity...
Starting Point: Give Blood
"Blood?!" Jim recoiled. "Why in the 'verse do you want my blood?"
Starting Point: The Third Generation Problem
It's known as the "Third Generation Rule": The degree of social discipline needed for a space
Starting Point: It’s just a jump to the left…
I've created a time machine. Yes, I know, it's impossible, requires infinite energy, blah, blah, blah.
Starting Point: He Came Back Wrong
There stood Illius. But as they stared at him, Adam and Thale realized the horrible truth...
Starting Point: Distress Call
The Volkosian raised a gloved hand and knocked hard against the glass. "I make call," he