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Final Duty is a 15,000 word classic military science fiction novella set far in the future.

We used a two voice actors, Erin Mallon and Michael Braun of Brick Shop Audio to read the parts and included many sound effects. The result is a hybrid somewhere between an audiobook and a radio play. 

About the Story

Twenty years after the death of her father during the Battle of Altair, Lieutenant Amy Palmer returns to the system as an officer aboard the reconnaissance ship Mirage. Almost immediately disaster strikes and Amy, along with the crew of the Mirage, must face the possibility of performing their final duties. Final Duty is a novella set in the same universe as the other two stories in this anthology.


Writing the Story

I wrote most of it while serving on the U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) during the Gulf War. I’m certain writing this story while living in the confined grayness of a navy ship during battle gave it an added sense of realism. While writing it I tried to take current military procedures and imagine them in a future spacefaring navy.

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