Friday, June 26, 2015

Snippet for #SFFSat from Grand Master's Game #4

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy snippets exchanged by writers.
My contribution this week comes from my WIP, Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy, the Grand Master’s Game. 
An emergency outage of the portals on Moon Station was announced with hundreds of people reported to be dead. Athanor has ported Violet and three others to Moon Station to investigate and fix the portals. 


They popped into the station by the row of portal cylinders in the central ring of Moon Station. The place was eerily silent and empty of travelers. No sign of the usual bustle of people entering and exiting the portals. No lights or buzz of machinery came from the inner hub, which housed the air handler and climate controller for the station. The sensors on Violet’s suit indicated the air was breathable. Looking up, she saw the sunlight filtered through the transparent dome. The dome was intact over the segment where they stood.
 “Hades, we’re stuck here!” Athanor swore in a flare of rage. To Violet’s astonishment, his eyes were dull and his disguised face had reverted to the grim hawkish features. “I’ve lost power!” His explanation was unnecessary.
Closing her eyes, Violet assessed her senses. Nothing! She gasped, “So have I.”
Athanor said, “We are fortunate the atmosphere was retained in this section.”

Wait for next week! It gets worse.

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  1. Book 2, yay!! I'm reading Book 1 right now and will certainly be getting this. Hooked, I am.

  2. Always good to plunge your protagonists into trouble - and I like Athanor's oath "Hades!"

    1. He's got a few others, invoking mythological deities. Appropriate for Grand Masters with superpowers.

  3. Stuck on a moon base with no power and questionable atmosphere? That's quite the space pickle they've ported into.