Elvira Martuuk had been sitting at the helm for several hours now, lost in thoughts while staring at the bright yellow and white star in the distance. In fact, the distance to the star was huge, nearly 1,800 light seconds. And still it was a huge ball of nuclear fire seemingly at an arm’s reach. […]Read more "While You Slept"
“We could now turn and set course for the Pleiades,” Andrew finally said after they together studied the GalMap and the various roads from there. The Pleiades were one of the most famous star clusters and so to say the sister cluster to the Hyades. Elvira Martuuk looked eager. She had relaxed quite a bit […]Read more "Three Demons"
They had decided where to go next. The thing with space – contrary to a graviton highway – is that you can always go in an infinite number of directions, as long as there are stars in range. And since they were still attuning the new Arsenic Injection System to Andrew’s Asp, they had many […]Read more "The Sisters"
“So, you old pirate. Where are you taking me?” Elvira Martuuk leaned against the pilot’s seat. She was behind him and looked over his shoulder and onto the holographic galaxy map. For the first time in an age, Andrew thought he smelled perfume, even though it was only the faintest trace. No, he was sure. […]Read more "Giant Strides"
“No, Andrew. I just can’t. Too much work to do with all you space folks coming here and asking me to tune their FSD’s. Sometimes I wish I never invented that Arsenic Injection System but then again, I guess, I would just be that grumpy old lady nobody would ever visit in a sun’s lifetime.” […]Read more "Taking Her Out"