It's time for shorts, ongoing tales and a few surprises. You guessed it, it's Roll Call time!
Thursday Tales 6.2.2011
City of Walls: Chapter 5, Archnemesis_Goldenhair
After the failed attempt to harvest "beauty nannites" from Tara, she remains unconscious as the modrpunks try to access her encrypted info; they unwittingly unleash holographic security_daemons embedded in Sonja Fennelweigh's files. These protocols alert City Paramedics to come to Tara's aid. A surprising, hi-density composition package from archnemesis_goldenhair's "City of Walls".
The Puppethead War #5, now4the_post
Daiv and Roran cautiously search the smoldering remains of the Village on the Lake for survivors, but how can they fight an enemy that resides in the bodies of the people they hope to save? Meanwhile, Darrin Sasket reveals his true colors.
Bridge Builder, Chapter 45: Surprise, Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
Alex is spending his R&R getting used to his new implants and visiting his family. The visit takes a unexpected turn when Carbon and a bodyguard show up in his mother's living room. But the biggest surprise of the day is still to come. This is a pivotal installment in the series with a twist that could change everything.
The Athenaists, John Wiswell
How important is a single letter? Does it really matter that much? In Olympus and depending on who you're dealing with, yes. Maybe it's best to just go along with her, though...
- Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
Saturday Short Stories 6.4.2011
Telepaths: The Park Slope Conspiracy - 29, Bamf.to.NYC
Maggie, Elise and Carl sit down over dinner and try to decide what they're going to do with the case. Just go after Steadman, who they have enough information on to send to jail, or go for the source and take care of the whole operation. No matter what they decide, life has other plans for Carl.
- Shini: R.O.A.C.H.
All Day and All Of The Night, Eldritch
Stevie Edison walks a dangerous path as he enters a seedy backwater marketplace in search of illicit goods in an old, rusty box. It could be a trap set by the United Government, or by the shady violet-skinned salesman, but the contents of the box are more than worth it. This is the first venture into Eldritch’s murky and intriguing world of spaceships, aliens, totalitarian regimes, and pirate kings.
New Republic part 1, Myseri
Nicklaus Caine is on a domestic flight to Seattle when WiFi & cellular services go down. On landing, each passenger is questioned individually by Homeland Security; Caine is informed that 'while you were in the air, a nuke was launched at our nation's capitol.' The website hosting company that Caine works for - BladeFree Hosting - has been linked to the attack; an agent offers Caine a deal hoping to turn him into an asset. The io9er codenamed "Myseri" defects to the espionage thriller genre.