When investigating a disturbance in unexplored, unclaimed space, a desensitized space miner discovers something very live and very large that might doom her...or save her from another unseen threat.
For Irina, the routines of corporate space exploration--lunching on a food paste tube, sending messages in bottles across the void to her employers, and vying with a video game for her partner's attention during transit--just ended. The moment her ship passes through the warp point, Irina finds herself flung into the kind of boredom-ending uncertainty that could get her, her partner, and her robot killed.
LOCAL FORECAST is a One Afternoon Adventure, running about 6000 words.
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