The Orion Arm Treaty was less of a unified government and more of an agreement to keep being nice to one another. Roughly six parsecs across, a little under twenty species occupied the space, for the most part, were peaceful. Small squabbles would occasionally break out in the treaty, a border skirmish here, a bit […]
The Zeroth had brought a single ship. One ship with the capacity to deploy an army of drones, and swarms of fighters. One ship that was the size of a city and could blot out the sun for those below. One ship, with a vast array of weapons the likes of which humanity had never […]
The first thing any sapient species learns to master is fire. If you master fire you can cook the meat of your prey, scare away predators, burn forests to make way for pastures and villages. But fire is also a weapon.
A fun short sci-fi story about aliens who rescued humans right before their shuttle crashed. [Source | Via MC]
“Urburburr Burrub, Officer, here to be emplaced with the 5th Human Exosolar Unit.” I did my best to imitate a human salute like I had seen others give while standing in line, but my chitin simply does not flex as well as human dermal sheathing, nor do my shoulders join in the same way. The […]
A fun short post about an Alien studying our species’ development. When he discovers that Humans do not hatch from an egg but grow in their mother’s uterus, he is flabbergasted! [Source: maplepoppy]
Humans are awful at war, concluded envoy Ö-Three-Eyes in her first assessment of the newly integrated species’ ability to reliably defend their corner of the Orion Arm. In a vacuum, without the Great Chain knocking at the metaphorical door, it would have been an interesting conundrum. Compared to its neighbours, humankind didn’t lag behind in […]
A fantastic short story from a new writer, Silver, about a retired war veteran living in an elven settlement at the edge of a forest. From Silver: Hello! This is Silver and I am kinda new to writing. English is not my native tongue so if you find any grammar or spelling mistakes, don’t hesitate […]
“Who’s the new guy?” asked a silver-helmed God of War. The many-tentacled monstrosity shrugged, an action that took quite some time and probably sank many ships, “It’s the human’s god. Normally we wouldn’t let such a little species in but he arrived with something he calls ‘Ambrosia’. Try it, it’s excellent.” Another heavily-carapaced God fell […]
A story about Humanity leaving the Solar System for the first time. However, not everything goes as planned once they reach the Heliopause. [Source: programaticallydelicious | Via MC] Image created via Stable Diffusion.