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Starting Point: The Elite

This is the story of how I was chosen to become one of the elite...

Starting Point: Hall of the Ancestors

Meliko's ancestors still haunted those halls, preserved forever by machines no longer understood...

Starting Point: Tracks

He flicked on his temporal lens and scanned back through the last 48 hours...

Starting Point: Dragon’s Blood

"It's dead," said Rutani. "For now."

Starting Point: XM318

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: The Oracle

"You are truly blessed. Sagan is one of the greatest and wisest prophets."

10 storylines from Star Trek: Online that could be used in the new Star Trek series

This article was written for us by Chris Kentlea of Ennead Games.  STO, otherwise known as

Starting Point: The Hydrocarbon Boom

Winston moved along the pumping platform's superstructure, made more difficult by his environsuit. "Damn hose!" he

Starting Point: Artemis

I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old

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: Distress Call

The Volkosian raised a gloved hand and knocked hard against the glass. "I make call," he

Starting Point: A Nuclear Family

Dr. Schiver stared cautiously at the curious life-form in front of him. Similar in many ways

Starting Point: Transpersonation

“So…so explain this to me one more time,” I said, nervously adjusting my skirt...

Starting Point: Encounter at Ranzagoff’s

Danny almost jumped out of his skin when the xenomorph burst through the open doorway to

Story Idea: Atom By Atom

An alien helps a boy bring his father back from the dead by collecting his decomposed

Starting Point: Intellects Vast and Cute

As soon as the lights went out and the door clicked shut Pankakzikee and Breexzeen began

Starting Point: Beyond the Black

It was supposed to be just another homicide case for Detective Burton Oalde. The only noteworthy

Starting Point: Refugee Centre Gamma

Taulav stared in wonder at the blue and green sphere suspended in front of space station

Starting Point: Investing in Time

When I gave my nephew two hours of time for his birthday I was sure he'd