Monthly Archives: April 2021

Petrolea 5d

Victor stopped the food extrusion and was fiddling with his gauntlet, trying to figure out how to print out walls to hold in an oxygen atmosphere, when something moved on the still. “Oh, pucha. Another Gob.” The little scavenger had … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5c

That made Victor laugh out loud. “You’re right,” he said while he worked in the Dragons’ lair. “It’s too bad we didn’t pave over this part of the solar system. Wouldn’t it be great if we already had electricity and … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5b

Victor chewed his lower lip. “Don’t worry, we will not have to live on paste for long. Once both of us are fed, we can go back to Xanadu, right?” “You can go back to Xanadu.” Victor snorted. “And you … Continue reading

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Petrolea 5a

Chapter 5 “Almost done.” Victor hunched over his work, hands furiously air-typing as his slave-factors danced over the corpse of the Dragon. “What did you say?” There was another “oof” of exertion from Dr. Merchant’s microphone and the distant sound … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4k

Back, First Take off the environment suit? The sensual impact of that fantasy stopped Feroza in her tracks, imagining air on her skin. Sloughing away this plodding, restrictive armor. Feeling warmth over the invisible hairs on her body… No. No, she … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4j

Back, First The first Bounder died before it even noticed the onrushing predator. It fell, sparked and dissolved into bones, organs, and squirming factors. Feroza pointed and whistled again and the Dragon attacked another Bounder just as it compressed its spring … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4i

Back, First The Dragon tore into the skeleton, bright trails of light behind the hot tips of her cutting mouthparts. Feroza edged forward and snatched up a steel bone from where it had fallen. Feeling rather like a cavewoman, she took … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4h

Back, First “Alright, maybe you disagree that mechanoids deserve basic rights, but what about people?” Toledo asked. “What about the people in the jungle when you brought the entire ecosystem down on our heads?” “I didn’t kill those people,” Feroza watched … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4g

Back, First Fuming, Feroza tromped through the forest, flushing up nothing but arrowhead-shaped Gobs, stray factors, and families of Helicopter Butterflies. Finally, she found a likely clear spot at the base of a superconductor spire where the Berg’s oil-lines came close … Continue reading

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Petrolea 4f

Back, First “You make it sound like Petrolean life has more right to these resources than we do.” “Of course it does,” she said. “Even if the mechanoids weren’t already here when we arrived, every sentient creature deserves to live.” “Huh? … Continue reading

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