Author Archives: Paul Lagasse

Why I Showed Up for Science

This post originally appeared on Sotto Voce. Check out our podcast recap of the march. I say “showed up” rather than “marched” because we arrived at the Ellipse by the Washington Monument early, around 9 am, and left shortly after … Continue reading

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Last House on the Right

Viewed from above, the street looked like a typical American neighborhood — a long quilt of manicured lawns, freshly painted rambler homes, and a big, shiny car in every driveway, all connected by wide sidewalks on either side. On this … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness — Act IV

In Act III, Able Sequoia and Jig Cypress are attacked by enemy fighters while searching for the secret Vortani refueling base hidden in the asteroid belt that surrounds Rendios. Cypress quickly destroys one of the attackers, but finds himself the … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness — Act III

In Act II, exiled Able Sequoia and Jig Cypress agreed to a tentative truce in order to carry out a dangerous reconnaissance mission in the asteroid belt near their prison planet of Rendios. But for Jig, the danger is not … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness — Act II

In Act I, exiled pilots Able Sequoia and Jig Cypress are recruited by their former commanding officer to undertake a dangerous mission. But can they overcome the bitter memories of a previous mission in order to work together again? Able … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness – Act I

In the thirty-fifth century, the military breeds identical twins to serve as disposable space warriors. When a twin is killed in combat, the survivor is shipped off to a labor colony — or worse. They call these forgotten soldiers “orphans.” … Continue reading

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Word of Honor – Part Five

In our previous episode, Chuck Banner’s investigation into the murder of Technician Morricaine uncovers more pieces to the puzzle — but will F.R.E.D.D.’s analysis of crucial evidence reveal the killer before Banner and Mboa are executed for the crime? One … Continue reading

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Word of Honor – Part Four

In our previous episode, Chuck Banner begins his investigation into the mysterious murder of which his friend, Patrice Mboa, stands accused — and Banner may have uncovered a vital clue in a previously overlooked surveillance video! The mine where the … Continue reading

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Word of Honor – Part Three

In our previous episode, Chuck Banner takes it upon himself to investigate the murder for which his fellow repairman and old friend, Patrice Mboa, stands accused. But under the harsh laws of the planet Gallenesh, should Banner fail to prove … Continue reading

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Word of Honor – Part Two

In our previous episode, Chuck Banner is sent to the hardscrabble mining colony on Gallenesh to discover the whereabouts of a fellow space repairman, only to discover that his colleague has been arrested for murder — and under the arcane … Continue reading

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