I've just received this hot tip from a gang of Luddites out near M15. Hot enough that even Bill has chosen to join me to for my final attempt to prove him wrong...
A 4,000 word science fiction short story.
Edward M. Grant is a physicist and software developer turned SF and horror writer. He lives in the frozen wastes of Canada, but was born in England, where he wrote for a science and technology magazine and worked on numerous indie movies in and around London. He has travelled the world, been a VIP at several space shuttle launches, survived earthquakes and a tsunami, climbed Mt Fuji, and visits nuclear explosion sites as a hobby.
Russ is hiding from 'Nam flashbacks. Alex may have met her dream guy. Max is tempted to throw them all out the airlock.
They only have to survive a three week flight from the Heavenly Retreat habitat--The Sleaziest Place In The Solar System(tm)--to the remote asteroid, 482 Petrina.
But someone doesn't want them to get there.
Maintenance Bot M-3 was always proud of the smooth and reliable operation of the starships it maintained as they travelled the galaxy searching for life on unexplored worlds. It lived for the desperate struggle against the forces of chaos and decay, fighting against time to complete repairs before disaster struck.
But this job may be beyond even its capabilities.
A 15,000 word science fiction novelette set in The Future’s universe.