The Officer: Eleven science fiction short stories

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Being an officer means balancing many conflicting demands. Making the wrong decision can have serious consequences. It takes a special kind of person to cope with the responsibility.

The Officer is an anthology of eleven science fiction short stories by writers from across the globe. It is part of the Newcomer series of scifi anthologies.

The stories are:-

Duty by Alasdair Shaw

Patchworker 2.0 by M Pax

Totaled by Benjamin Douglas

Lucky Star by A R Knight

There Comes a Time by J J Green

Red Fortitude by Eddie R Hicks

Pithos by Mark Gardner

A Step on the Path by Tom Germann

Rituals by Rick Partlow

First Generation by Adrien Walker

The Grape Thieves by Corrie Garrett

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Alasdair C Shaw
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Published on
Jun 28, 2017
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Pages
194
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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