Neptune’s Orphans by Sarah A. Hoyt (DarkShip Thieves universe) a free novelette

After reading High Stakes by Sarah A. Hoyt (another Darkship Thieves Universe story) I ordered Darkship Thieves yesterday. Sarah has written another a little longer story that she provides free of charge at Darwin’s Evolutions – a journal of speculative fiction (homepage). 

This story is about Cas and his twin brother Pol. They are genetically breed, homo-aquaticus and fight as secret weapons in the Seacities war with the Earthworms. They live on a compound with others like them, they have to stay secret as their existence breaks agreements made. Now they are being killed by the guards. Someone wants them  all  dead.

It’s a story of genetically changed children surviving against all odds.

Read the story …

By the way, Sarah might have a thing for opening her stories with trying to assassinate the lead character in bed.

  • Sarah claims that it’s luck of the draw. There’s somewhere around 10 short stories set in the “Space Enough and Time” universe along with “Dark Ship Thieves” and her proposed sequel. Funny thing is that the novel and the two shorts were written at very different times in her career. So, we’ve apparently seen the end of stories that start with attacks in the bedroom.

  • Sarah claims that it’s luck of the draw. There’s somewhere around 10 short stories set in the “Space Enough and Time” universe along with “Dark Ship Thieves” and her proposed sequel. Funny thing is that the novel and the two shorts were written at very different times in her career. So, we’ve apparently seen the end of stories that start with attacks in the bedroom.

  • ove

    It was an interesting theory,so it’s something with attacks :-)
    Just joking.

  • ove

    It was an interesting theory,so it’s something with attacks :-)
    Just joking.

  • Sarah A. Hoyt

    I have TOO written books (and short stories) that don’t start with people getting attacked in their bedrooms. Sometimes they get attacked in diners. In their cars. On the street. And in the current work in progress, in church.

    Oh, yeah, sometimes they attack instead of being attacked. :)

  • Sarah A. Hoyt

    I have TOO written books (and short stories) that don’t start with people getting attacked in their bedrooms. Sometimes they get attacked in diners. In their cars. On the street. And in the current work in progress, in church.

    Oh, yeah, sometimes they attack instead of being attacked. :)

  • Sarah A. Hoyt

    Gets the blood pumping! :) Actually Darwin had already told me “Uh… Sarah, this is FREUDIAN.”

  • Sarah A. Hoyt

    Gets the blood pumping! :) Actually Darwin had already told me “Uh… Sarah, this is FREUDIAN.”

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