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by Steve
Sun May 31, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...
Replies: 14
Views: 3347

Re: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...

Damn that's impressive. Do you tend to write as you go or do you plan every little detail? The amount of stuff in the Undiscovered Frontier stories are quite detailed, so I'd be very impressed if you wrote this stuff on the fly. I used to be more the former, with broad outlines in my mind. But star...
by Steve
Wed May 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...
Replies: 14
Views: 3347

Re: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...

Just came back after a long hiatus (again) and want to say holy shit, you're on a roll, Steve. Tell me your secret to such a extensive writing spree. Well, it took me a year to write those four books, so it's not that much of a spree. :P I find that I tend to pick up the pace as I near the end of a...
by Steve
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

At Raynor's invitation, Markus joined him on the Hyperion bridge. Various stations were assembled around a holo-table while a viewing port showed the swirling red and black of empty hyperspace. Over the holotable a flat image showed Commodore Rhee, Captain Dravic, and Captain Semu. Raynor approached...
by Steve
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

The Aristo ship and the retracting boarding tube loomed ahead of Nisa. Her will remained focused on the ship, but inwardly she chided herself. You have doomed yourself. You have thrown your life away thoughtlessly. It wasn't that she couldn't breathe for the moment, because she could with the breath...
by Steve
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

Act 3 The dreams came again. The desert, the Samir River, Toutaine. Home, and the terrible aftermath of Gharab. Sadiq Tari survived the slashing wound his overwhelmed daughter delivered that day. As for Nisa, her trial was only beginning. Waking was agony for her, with every moment filled with the ...
by Steve
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

The dream returned. Nisa was home, in the nineteenth summer of her life. Her skill as a blade-dancer matched her parents. Many honored personages sought to win her hand for their family's son, and her own parents were proposing arrangements. Aside from teaching her in their skills, her parents showe...
by Steve
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

A Tale of the Undiscovered Frontier "Wings of Liberty" (by Big Steve and ComradeTortoise) The desert spread out in the dream. Stark. Unforgiving. Only the hardy natives of the planet - if they were natives - survived here, traveling from oasis to oasis as the seasons demanded. The dreamer watched t...
by Steve
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The Adventures of the ASV Aurora and her crew will continue in... "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 4 The hour of destiny approaches … The Flow of Life - the Force - filled Robert's senses where he sat in meditation. He drew on it carefully, pulling back when he felt his control slipping. "I feel your...
by Steve
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Tag The Lookout was packed and the tables moved out of the way to allow for the ceremony taking place. A host of attendees went quiet when Meridina called out, "Attention to orders." Clad in Stellar Navy dress whites, Julia and Kaveri looked toward one another. Kaveri brought up a digital reader. "...
by Steve
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Dormaram H continued to spin through the transtanium windows of the Aurora conference lounge. Inside the command officers of the Aurora and Koenig , with Robert's team, were either seated or standing. Megaera remained in a corner, openly keeping herself from joining the meeting. It fell to Kaveri to...
by Steve
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The air in the courtyard of the alien structure was electric with tension. At the slightest move a battle would commence. Meridina's voice broke the silence. "How could you say such a thing about Swenya? She gave our people a new path. She knew kindness." "She laid an alien way upon our people," Int...
by Steve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The Domaran Cluster remained the focal point of Cat's scans while the Aurora continued its holding pattern near Domaran H. The stars here behaved much the same as they did in other universes. This included the disruptive influence of Domaran D, this universe's version off E5B1's Delta Serpentis. Eve...
by Steve
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Two days of high warp travel brought the Aurora into the Domaram Cluster. With their launch point coming up, Robert assembled his landing team in the Jayhawk . It would be the largest such team he'd assembled since the assault on the old Ancient city-ship in N1C4. Lucy, her student Talara, and Gina ...
by Steve
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The group assembled in Science Lab 1. Cat and Jarod manned the controls for the holo-table. Seated around them were Robert, Julia, Lucy, Meridina, Gina, Miko, and Liara. Megaera took up a chair as well, looking more like she was observing than intending to participate. The Life of Reshan was laid on...
by Steve
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Teaser The mercenaries converged on Miko. They took no chances and opened fire at once, mass effect rifles chattering and micro-rockets salvoing from under-barrel launchers. They were attacking Miko like she was a tank, not a random girl practicing in the park. She had a split second to respond, tr...
by Steve
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Tag It was the evening hour in Atlanta when Crawford's visit ended. After he and his staff returned to the Aurora Robert arranged a return transport for himself, Gina, Leo, Richmond, and the Spencers with Kusko. They were met in the transporter room by Dr. Tusana and the Williams sisters. Rose's re...
by Steve
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

My thanks to Voyager989 for vetting Kaveri's dialogue, of course. While this was originally made as a Leo episode, the set-up let me make it a great payoff for Kaveri being Captain at this point (3-22 will have a similar moment).
by Steve
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

No sooner did Marias' message end than his troops started entering the buildings. Some of the building security didn't bother resisting, surrendering immediately, while others opened fire and sought to protect their charges. The sounds of gunfire started filling the Union Quarter of the city of Brus...
by Steve
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Leo felt like he'd been punched in the gut. A bioweapon in an environment like the camp wasn't just an epidemic in the making, it was an outright pandemic , one that could have already spread elsewhere. Including the Aurora . " Rest assured, Doctor Gillam, that medbay is preparing for a full bio-sca...
by Steve
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The exhaustion was clear on Leo's face when he appeared on Kaveri's personal monitor in her ready office. She had the model turned so that Robert could see him as well. " Almost all of the insurgents have whatever this is ," he said. " The symptoms we know of start as a dry cough. Then auto-immune r...
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

The bomb blast came first. It blew a hole in the perimeter fence of the telepath camp and sent out a shockwave that blew down every tent within six hundred meters. The same blast wave blew through human beings on both sides of the fence with the same destructive effect. The attackers emerged from th...
by Steve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Naturally ComradeTortoise is the writer for the Spencers and Kusko in this episode.
by Steve
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Teaser Ship's Log: 13 December 2643 AST; ASV Aurora. Captain Kaveri Varma recording. At 0756 hours New Liberty time the Aurora arrived on station at Earth, Universe Designate T7C8. Our purpose is to facilitate a peaceful first contact with the planetary government of this Earth and support humanita...
by Steve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47679

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Tag Departure from DS9 was due within a few hours, so the crew of the station and of the Aurora made use of the time they had. The Lookout's bar was loaded with the dishes emerging from the kitchen, where the assembled from both groups were quick to parcel it all out. It didn't go unnoticed when Si...