Rescue Stories (A science fiction novelette)By: Andy West
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âItâs very straightforward,â stated the culture-officer, with an edge of self-satisfaction. âIf we canât survive long enough for the natives to reach the required level of civilisation naturally, why then weâll simply accelerate their development so they get there much sooner, when we are still alive and wholly capable!â When their ship crashes, the post-human crew of the Hermes launch a desperate bid to accelerate the technological development of the primitive natives, so that when the crew awake from hibernation they might find a civilisation eager and able to repair the ship. Memetically primed to search out an assist God's Hidden Angels, how will the natives react when they finally encounter the post-human crew? Rescue Stories was a runner-up in the BSFA 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition. Andy West is a rising star of the SF world and this is first title for Greyhart Press. His short fiction has recently appeared in anthologies alongside such authors as Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross, and Sarah Pinborough. He has co-written a novel with Ian Watson. This Greyhart Press e-book is a novelette, a perfect length to enjoy in one sitting over a lazy lunchtime.
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|Title of eBook: Rescue Stories (A science fiction novelette)|
|Release Date: 05-16-2011|
|Publisher: (Indie Author)|
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Rescue Stories (A science fiction novelette)
Blazing white fire streaked across the dome of night, dimming the stars, summoning flickering shadows that wheeled about tangled trees, and spilling innumerable pearls of light over the serried waves of sighing shores.
Hunter-gatherers from northern forests, woken from their shallow sleep under broad leaves, believed that the Great Spirits were battling. Their wise ones comforted. The furious Spirit of Day had sent a warning, they said, a warning that Night would be crushed, unless the dark one finally tamed those demons of fear that stalked between dusk and dawn, making the people sorely afraid.
Sun worshippers from the valley above the great eastern delta, roused by priests who studied the stars, speared the soft dark with a host of ecstatic cries. They believed an emissary of their god had come down to mortal lands. For the time left until dawn and also at many evenings after, they set lines of torches atop all their palaces and megalithic temples, such that the black cloak of midnight reeked of wood-smoke and pitch. Thus, they hoped, the high emissary might be drawn to them, the truest of adherents....