Magnet: Scarecrow

David Adams
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My name is Mike “Magnet” Williams. I've come a long way. These days I have my own ship, the Rubens. We stole it from the Toralii Alliance. For the last year the Rubens has been tasked with ‘counter-logistical privateering’ against the Toralii Alliance, attacking their military supply network.

We hit them hard, we get out, we do it all over again. Modern day buccaneers given total autonomy. We're alone, without anothr Human within a thousand light years.

If only that were true.

Somewhere out in the black, around a remote moon covered in ice that's kilometres thick, we found something. Something that was not supposed to be there. Something we were not supposed to find.

Scarecrow.

I can take a lot of pressure. Fighter pilots are supposed to be able to do that. Whatever the universe throws at me, I can handle it. So far I've faced aliens, friendly and otherwise, and I've seen things that so very few Humans have. I've dealt with it all.

But not this. Not my own conscience.

15,700-word story in the Lacuna universe, set after the events of Magnet: Marauder and Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity, but suitable for reading as a stand-alone story.

Parts of the Lacuna universe:
- Magnet
- Magnet: Special Mission
- Magnet: Marauder
- Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!)
- Imperfect
- Faith

The Lacuna series:
- Lacuna
- Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
- Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
- Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!)
- Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
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David Adams
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Published on
Mar 27, 2014
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Pages
29
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ISBN
9781311242273
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English
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Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction / War & Military
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My name is Mike "Magnet" Williams. I'm a lot of things: fighter pilot. Ugly bastard. Lord of all I survey.

I fly the F-88 Wasp, although recently I've been doing a stint as a gunner in the Broadsword gunship Piggyback. I was back on Earth on an important mission after a long time in space.

Real important.

But now Fleet Command have another special mission for me. Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment. See, there's a Toralii freighter, somewhere deep in space, and it's vulnerable. Someone got the bright idea to steal it. Guess all their best people were unavailable, since they picked me and the crew of the Piggyback.

Since, you know, we did so well at the last mission.

We're going way out of my comfort zone for this one. I'm happiest when I'm in a cockpit, but this is something else. Something important.

If we succeed, we're doing to be doing something special, living out on the edge, hitting the Toralii where it hurts. We're taking the fight to them, and we're taking something they use to fight.

If we fail, nobody will ever find our bodies.

17,200-word story in the Lacuna universe, set after the events of Magnet and Magnet: Special Mission but suitable for reading as a stand-alone story.

Parts of the Lacuna universe:

Magnet
Magnet: Special Mission
Magnet: Marauder
Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!)
Magnet Omnibus I (new release!)
Imperfect
Faith

The Lacuna series:

Lacuna
Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity
Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
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