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Far Flung by TCC Edwards

 

FAR FLUNG is a sci-fi odyssey, the stories told by a rookie reporter as he becomes his colony ship’s best hope for survival. New chapters will be released regularly, weaving a tale of the search for a new home, far from Earth.

When the aliens boarded our ship, I heard their thoughts in my head. Their fear and suspicion became tangled with my own as they exited our airlock. Clad in black armor, they each carried four weapons in their long, thick claws – I could see in my mind as they planned to fire each weapon at a different crew member. If I offended them, we would all die quickly. So many depended on me. They will again, every time we meet another alien species. I would give anything to go back to being William Flynn, the naïve journalist for the Galactic Observer. When our colony ship appeared here, so far from the rest of the fleet, there was no way I could be an impartial observer any longer. Only two of us on the ship can hear the aliens, through some strange telepathy. The other is our navigator, the young prodigy Helena Clarke. Skilled as she is, she looks up to me, as if my career better prepared me for first contact with other races. I must negotiate our survival. I must lead our desperate search for a new home. We can’t go back. I can’t just be a reporter, but I can hope my messages reach you. I can even hope that I will reach you, and hold you again, my love.

— William Flynn, formerly reporter for the Galactic Observer

Follow Flynn’s logs as he finds the crew of his colony ship looking to him as they navigate far reaches of unknown space and deal with the residents of a distant galaxy. The story continues with your help – read, comment, critique, and of course, share!

Note: Far Flung contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


A serialized novel, updating fortnightly

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Listed: Feb 22, 2016

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Flung hard, but not well.

By Patrick Rochefort, author of From Winter's Ashes

Aug 4, 2016: (Disclaimer: This review was conducted as part of a mutual review arrangement.)

Plot synopsis in a nutshell: Ship activates a hyperjump drive, gets hijacked by accident(?) and ends up arriving in an entirely different galaxy instead, and in the middle of an inter-galaxy war.

The Good: Far Flung fires off short, tight updates that engrossed me immediately. As soon as it found its stride, I found myself blinking owlishly up at the [more . . .]

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A Fast Paced Deep Space Adventure

By Team Contract, member

Aug 2, 2016: Far Flung is a series that really lives up to its title. Without giving too much away, the central plot revolves around a starship which ends up very far off course and the crew is left to contend with survival in deep space and encounters with aliens, both friendly and otherwise.

The start can be a bit unusual for some as the story is told in a unique narrative. Segments are revealed through log data and other forms of recording devices. [more . . .]

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Experimental literature, done well

By TanaNari, author of Price

Aug 4, 2016: I love fiction that takes the time to think, and rewards readers who do the same. Far Flung is such a story.

It starts with a rather interesting conceit, by telling the story through data logs, which works surprisingly well for such an unusual method.

The author claims Star Trek: Voyager as a source of inspiration, but I find it feels much more like Homeworld and Farscape than it does Voyager. The [more . . .]

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