Three short stories about war, space, and things left behind
Falling Towards Aphelion #
Perihelia's orders are clear. When her commander is captured, she is to attempt no rescue, for such is the way of her people. But can she follow such an order when her friend is tortured?
Long after the war, interplanetary missiles litter the solar system. A cleanup crew must go out to defuse the ancient bombs, but they've been forced to take along an archaeologist who is hiding information about their target.
The Roc's Toll #
There are two ways to get from the planet of Justice to the planet of Mercy. A shuttle, which is expensive, or to take the Roc, a space station on a slow orbit that calls in on each planet every eight months. The Roc doesn't ask questions, but it always takes its toll.
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