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Terminal Space

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Book 3 of 6: New-Classic Sci-Fi Short Stories


Twenty-plus sci-fi stories from the lighter side, many of them illustrated.

  • More from the lighter, laughing side than the dark-dungeoned depths; but they’re all here somewhere, from a satisfied smile; or shed a tear.
  • Maybe a “Yes! Get in there”. Or catch your breath at the trials that some have to face.
  • From crackling two-pagers where someone hasn’t quite read the situation right, to sixty-plus sides chronicling what you really have to do if you want to survive on this planet.
  • Tales of here and now, wondering what’s among us; or what awaits us amid the distant futures and far-strewn arms of the galaxy.
  • The stories you’ve dreamed of; the people you crave to meet; or would love to be.
  • The aliens who’ll make you shiver, or laugh.
  • The huge risks of guiding your spacecraft here, or there.
  • The adventures you’d have if only you had the nerve…
  • Or the utter romance of doing that… and in null-grav, too
  • The humour of orbital disasters and alien conflicts; the perils of ill-advised time-interference.
  • The terrors of a leaky hull; the fear of a bullying boss when you’re a thousand light years beyond.
  • The choices you face in the big, black Vac.


All 5* REVIEWS for the New-Classic Series praise the sheer entertaining variety of situations, characters, moods and outcomes.
“The best sci-fi I’ve read for years”

  • “Completely absorbed in some of these situations”
  • “Excellent – the atmosphere created – the so-believable characters”
  • When it comes to that vital First Contact moment, do you think you’d have a better strategy than the occupants of the SS Stella Nova?
  • What on Earth can the alien do when he’s stuck in traffic and going to miss his spaceship home?
  • Find out why they call the Khuk spaceport’s entrance tunnel The Terminal Space, when Prisoner 296 is sent in there to carry out repairs at rush hour.
  • How might you react if your people been “ruffled up a little”?
  • Would you be up to answering Ĝemanta’s heartfelt plea from Orbit Sphere 4X to Maar’juh’rih, the agony aunt?
  • Would you join the war against the Nemican forces if you were informed that you were the sole pilot and gunsman of a spaceship that was classed as Single-Use?

Terminal Space

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