Newspaper in Exile

Hello, my name is F’delty.  Would that you could see the tears on the transmitter as I write this… My father was one of thousands of Martians who hailed Mars begging for escape transports the day the Earthlings’ Great Barricade started to rise. For years, we have had no information of the outside galaxy, no […]

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A More Perfect Internet

“C’therax!  W-why h-haven’t you been t-t-transmitting?” Sarah said at the hologram.  For months C’therax had been providing her information to share with the stranded Martian community on Earth.  The past several weeks the signal had been silent and many of the underground Martians were getting worried. Outside she had her speaker blaring rock and roll […]

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What did you know?

C’therax entered the small silver cylindrical habitation.   It was nothing luxurious, but for good reason.  It was expensive to transport anything across Jupiter’s gravity field.  For those who loved gravity diving or wanted to be away from the busier planets though, this moon was the place to be.  Through the shimmer of the gravity shield […]

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Spider on a Mission

“F’delty, this is Michael, my cousin.” Sarah said.  F’delty gave a slight bow and shook Michael’s hand. “Sarah’s efforts to reverse Earthling hatred of the Martian people have given us much hope,” F’delty said. Michael nodded, never the talkative type. Sarah opened her laptop and activated the Command Line Interface.  A few commands later a […]

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A Conquered Nation

“You’ve been coming here everyday?” C’therax gave a start and looked back to see Sp’Rark approaching the crater’s edge. “You scared me,” he said.  He turned back to look again at the vast Crater whose edge he was sitting at.  The red soil here twinkled under the Martian sun.  In the distance one could see […]

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Computing Justice

“C’therax!  Over here!” Sp’Rark called.  C’therax looked and saw Sp’Rark and Dr. Vyryn by the force field gate.  He nodded and ran over to them. The force field opened.  “Dr. Vyryn!  It is so good to see you old friend,” a lengthy elderly martian called out.  Dr. Vyryn and the newcomer embraced. “Sp’Rark, C’therax this […]

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Fireworks

Three booms went off outside and the flash could be seen from inside Sarah’s apartment, even with the draperies closed. Dia’dymn squealed and ran back and forth across the living area of the apartment before jumping once more into Sarah’s arms. “It’s OK boy!” Sarah said as she cuddled him.  “It’s OK.  I’m h-here!  I-I’m […]

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Explosion at Centralica Mine

BREAKING NEWS – This will be developed as events unfold! All Time Dates are Milky Way Central Time MW 400:323  Three satellites have exploded off of the mining colony of Centralica Moon, just off of Jupiter.  A government ship from the Martian High Council and two ships from the Martian Muckraker have responded.  We are amplifying […]

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Heart of Steel

For immediate publication on all news frequencies on the Hyperspace Tachyon Transmission Protocol: Cazimir Cometdust says he relives the explosion that destroyed his body at least once a month in his nightmares. “I remember there was a searing heat, and a boom that shook my ribs. I was screaming in pain…and then suddenly I felt […]

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