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Penn and Sgt. Aphros

The door to the monastic cell opened. A woman stood in the light of a window streaming in the orangish-red light of Luyten’s star on her close-cropped blue hair and hard-bitten features. A scar ran down one side of her…

Meeting Old Friends

Having lain by the gate for several minutes, listening and peering in the dark, Penn gathered himself and sprang for the base of a palm tree, outside the walls. Several disruptor blasts slammed into the tree. Cries of “I got…

Revised Penn Steps onto Arcturus Prime

Penn adjusted the forcefields protecting the laser burns on his legs. The white canvas pants covered it well. Never let them know the trouble they caused. It should be the motto for the Troubleshooters section of the Star Traders Guild.…

Penn Steps onto Arcturus Prime

Late afternoon Arcturan sun lit the airlock like a spotlight in a museum diorama, bright light and shadow in a gray room. Penn fiddled with the controls for the force fields protecting the laser burns on his legs. You needed…

Penn kills a god.

Penn stepped into a chamber with a body strapped to an inclined board. Tubes and wires ran into and out of the restrained man. The tubes gurgled and the wires flexed in a rhythm that set the Star Trader on…

Penn Buys a Space Lizard Hide

Hobbling down the Antonia’s ramp, Penn’s eyes widened in the early morning darkness. His leg wrapped in a force field that protected the burns he’d gotten in the exit fight on Sirius station. Lights glowed on an empty landing pad…

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