Abyss Chapter 1: Vanguard

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
this is an alternate/ future universe set about three or four thousand years forward. countries no longer exist, replaced by a centralised government known as the gaia federation. humanity has expanded out of earth and has colonised several systems throughout the milky way. the story unfolds as it does.

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We hate what we do not understand

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Mission Report: 2018 NC July 4, 1000 ST(Standard Time): 4th Squadron of 15th DesDiv departs Pisces Orbital Base on routine patrol. ... Read Chapter

Opening Hours

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“Of course it has to happen right F&*KING now!” The commander in charge shouted at a window. “Right in the middle of the demili... Read Chapter

Character Introductory

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Charles sat on his front porch in his rocking chair. By his side, his aged golden retriever was curled in a crescent, lying down. The win... Read Chapter

Mass Exodus

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“At 5:30pm Standard time today, unknown alien forces invaded and captured a federation sector on the outer ring. Military personnel wer... Read Chapter

Further Introductory

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Alex sat by his computer. His fingers danced over the keyboard as he wrote line upon line of code. Then there was a knock on the door to ... Read Chapter

Bloody Maggots

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“My nose is red, my feet are blue. There are lice in my pants and the rats ate the stew.”   “Cut the artistic nonsense... Read Chapter

Armor Mobility

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“Same shit, different day.” Charles drank from his flask. Stevens came along with a small cardboard crate in his arms. “I managed t... Read Chapter

Decent Proposal

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Halifax Citadel Tower, bi-weekly Joint Armed Forces conference.   Six people were in the room. Marshal Goldblum of the groun... Read Chapter

Onward to Valhalla

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Several federation dropships descended from the sky. The large trans-atmospheric ships lowered their container holds to reveal several ba... Read Chapter

Downsized Crew

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General Josephine’s shuttle landed on platform four at a specialised installation base on Baru Tekong. She led the two of them inside t... Read Chapter

Personal Speciality

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“Each person has a special skill that distinguishes them from others. You are all soldiers but you are also intellectuals with great po... Read Chapter

Disastrous Success

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“Fringe 1 and 2, in position.”   “Fringe 3 and 4, in position.”   “Metal 1 and 2, in position.” ... Read Chapter

After Action

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“Final report on Operation Zero: Eight casualties, seven killed in action, one missing and presumed dead. However we did manage to extr... Read Chapter

Runoff

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“I heard that they took out the entire base.” , “I heard that they made it out without taking a single hit.” , “I heard that th... Read Chapter

Arctic Espionage

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“Break Time's over. Let’s move.” Charles threw away his half smoked cigar. The tube of tobacco fell from his gloved hands over a sh... Read Chapter

Big Picture

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Senior Admiral Tristan’s ship, IGF-Vladimir.   The flagship of the First Fleet was in a spent state. Her forward gun batte... Read Chapter

Duck & Cover

Submitted: August 15, 2016

A couple of months ago, Federation Troops and Alien forces became locked in a stalemate on the Planet of Ariake. The aliens were using ca... Read Chapter

David & Goliath

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“Exiting warp in 3, 2, 1.” Mako pulled the ship out of warp into the orbit of Ariake. Just off their bow towards the starboard side, ... Read Chapter

Rage Outburst

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“F&*king Hell. That battleship nearly tore us apart.” Tristan slammed his hands hard on the table. “It seems they’ve stepped ... Read Chapter

Silent Type

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“We failed to complete the main objective. The alarm was raised before we could get the intel we needed. We did however secure an alien... Read Chapter

No Man’s

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“Hostile orbital bombardment has created a no man’s land between our positions and the drone base, Stevens. There are also hostile fi... Read Chapter

Humanely Humane

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“Morning Bill.” Xuan sat down.   “Morning.” The military intelligence officer sat down next to him at a mess hall ta... Read Chapter

Conceiving Inconceivable

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“You have got to be crazy. I know you have a knack for coming up with mad ideas, but this one is just suicidal.” Charles was presente... Read Chapter

Split Apart

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Getting aboard was the easy part.   A task force of ships led by Xuan made a surprise attack against the alien flagship. In ... Read Chapter

Generating

Submitted: August 15, 2016

The two of them crept silently along the halls. Every corner, no matter how inconspicuous was checked for lurking hostiles. Every securit... Read Chapter

Gap Bridging

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Alex and Paul were cornered between a wall and an approaching force of foot soldiers. The two of them took cover behind a large crate. ... Read Chapter

Miscommunication

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Xuan observed the operation from afar as the alien cruiser division formed around the captured flagship. He attempted to communicate with... Read Chapter

Fire Command

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“Fleet capability is down to 25% sir. We can’t hold out much longer without support.”   “The nearest fleet is curren... Read Chapter

Reeling In

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“In position. Breaching.” Xuan’s boarding team blew down the airlock and entered the captured flagship. In his hands he held his ba... Read Chapter

Celebrations

Submitted: August 15, 2016

“Well. I am genuinely surprised that they actually managed to pull it off.” Tristan received the mission report.   “I ... Read Chapter

Ceremony

Submitted: August 15, 2016

June 28th, 2020   “Two years ago, without warning or precedent, our federation was attacked by an unknown enemy. In the ti... Read Chapter

Foreshadowing

Submitted: August 15, 2016

Xuan arrived at Hyde Independent Base just after lunch. Xuan clasped his old friend’s palms, “Ryan. Haven’t seen you in a while. St... Read Chapter

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