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Port Eternity
Their names have been Lancelot, Elaine, Percivale, Gawain, Mordred, Lynette and Vivien, they usually have been made humans, clone servants who labored aboard The Maid, an anachronistic myth of a spaceship. that they had no proposal in their origins, from these previous storytapes of romance, chivalry, heroism and betrayal, until eventually a ripple within the space-time continuum sucked The Maid and her workforce right into a no-man's land from which there can be no go back, they usually have been left on my own to stand a quandary which their old prototypes have been by no means designed to master...

Wave with out a Shore
Freedom used to be an remoted planet, off the most spaceways and infrequently visited by means of advertisement spacers. It wasn't that Freedom was once inhospitable, the matter was once that outsiders—tourists and traders—claimed that the streets have been crowded with mysterious blue-robed extraterrestrial beings. Native-born people, even if, denied that those extraterrestrial beings existed—until a planetary hindrance pressured a war of words among the query of fact and the truth of the question...

Voyager within the Night
Rafe Murray, his sister Jillian, and Jillian's husband Paul Gaines, like many different out-of-luck spacers, had come to newly equipped exercise Station to discover their destiny. Their tiny send, Lindy, were salvaged from the junk heap, and suited to mine ore from the mineral-rich jewelry which turned around recreation. yet their destiny proved to be some distance stranger than any of them imagined, while a "collision" with a massive alien vessel supplied them with the oddest first touch adventure attainable!

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