Myra, a successful business woman, has her life thrown off track by some unexpected news that changes her outlook and triggers the events which end up taking her to one of the most remote islands on the planet. There she discovers that the situation she believes she in is very different than the actual truth.
Authorities in the minor galactic spur of Orion contract the Hyper Nova to clean up an illegal dump hidden in the orbital trash of a backwater planet. Something in the debris has been leaking tachyons and tau neutrinos which are interfering with navigation in a nearby space lane. After locating the offending device, the crew is confronted by an angry alien who claims to own it. And they are forced into a dangerous situation in which a cup of coffee plays a pivotal role.
In this month’s story Risa and her mother have worked hard to grow their social credit score to the point where they can move on. However, a mysterious delivery, sent to by intention or mistake, becomes a roadblock to their plans until Risa discovers an unexpected way out.
Lan, a would be writer, about to hit the big time with his first novel, thumbs his nose at a large software company in an online post. The post goes viral and soon after things start to go wrong. And Lan finds that he is about to loose his one and only chance at fame and fortune.
In this month’s story an astronaut, the sole survivor of an accident, drifts in space as the air in her environment suit runs out. In a semi-lucid state, she recalls memories, stories she has been told and relives moments in her life peppered with premonition.