The Facility

By Sheela B. (Glossary of terms on the last page). Chapter 1 Kani Frandis feels nervous as she approaches Laboratory two-hundred at ‘The Facility’, in New Harjes, on planet Frandis. The Facility is like a city, with more than one-thousand laboratories sprawled over the complex. Although some may view her arrival as an insignificant event, just another ambitious scientist trying to make a name for themselves. Others secretly hope she can be the pebble if thrown correctly, that sets off

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Conversations With Nomad

By Max Swan © 2013 “There goes my safety record,” Dot thought numbly. It’s strange how the human mind can think of the most irrelevant thing in a moment of great crisis. Asteroid miner Dot Hennessey had one such moment as she was suddenly sucked out into space through blow-hole. These occur when a mine shaft passes too closely to the asteroids surface, and as pressure builds-up inside the mineshaft, the rock wall suddenly gives way. Dot got caught unaware

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