Beyond the Stars Anthologies are produced under the brilliance of Patrice Fitzgerald, edited by Ellen Campbell, with cover art by Julie Dillon Art and a Foreword from Jen Foehner Wells, AT GALAXY'S EDGE features space opera stories from Michael Ezell, David Bruns - Author, Christopher Valin, Elena E. Giorgi, Nick Endi Webb, Piers Platt, Chris Fox, Adam Quinn, Anthea Sharp, Michael Anderle, G.S. Jensen, and me. My contribution is the short story, "Elvis Has Left the Building." A glimpse into the depths of interstellar travel as seen through RORA, the Artificial Intelligence tasked with the safety of the spaceship and the colonizing of a new planet. RORA reports. And that's not all she does... An excerpt:
"Twisted balls of a sauced-out sea monkey!” Spit flew onto the console. “Gawned dammit, Freckles! How many times do I have to issue an order? Freeze them deep. Do it now! We are still twenty earth years out. Spoilage. Spoilage and waste, that's all that I hear. Make it right and do it quick." The commander's frustration bloomed in an ugly red splotch across his grizzled face. He scratched absentmindedly at the poor clump of hair that dangled from his chin. He called it a beard. Rora couldn’t categorize it as anything other than a scrawny squirrel hanging onto his face for dear life. "Damn nuisances,” Commander Rutherford fumed. “I swear to the deepest gullet of a Smathonian banded whale! This whole consarned voyage has been nothin' but trouble."
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