Engineered Civility: 224 Verse – Jason Russell
Arouna Rouk’s simple life as a civil engineer on the planet Centie is about to take a remarkable turn when Galactic Assembly itself sends a dignitary to personally retrieve her for civic duty. The mission, she’s told in transit, involves a strange phenomenon never before documented in the galaxy’s rich history of colonization – what appears to be a sentinent pond deep underground on an asteroid in the process of being terraformed.
Arouna and a makeshift crew of specialists are rushed in to investigate, but what lies in wait in a cave in the literal middle of nowhere proves far more unique than any of them realize.
Engineered Civility is part of the 224-Verse continuity but is a complete stand-alone short with no prior knowledge of the characters or settings required for enjoyment.
Brightest at the Bulge: 224-Verse – Jason Russell
Eliea Dane is a silicon miner on the rocky world of Pertha. When her live-in boyfriend is arrested for dealing illegal subdermal implants, a chain of events is sprung into motion every bit as rocky as the planet itself.
Cybernetic augmentation is near mythical technology on the streets but, as Eliea soon discovers, presents itself to those who expect it least.
With enhanced mathematical computation abilities beyond her wildest expectations, Eliea finds herself pitted against a ruthless criminal organization known as Dark Orbit in effort to win the freedom of the man she loves.
Brightest at the Bulge is part of the 224-Verse continuity but is a complete stand-alone short with no prior knowledge of the characters or settings required for enjoyment.