Frisson, a science fiction short about three thrill-seekers who find themselves adrift thousands of light years from civilization. Frisson Nicholas P. Oakley Serge peeled the dust-caked suit off, wriggling his feet free of the skin-tight membrane. He flung it carelessly into the locker, thumbing a button to begin the cleaning cycle. He turned…Read more Frisson
A science fiction short about a disgruntled poet tasked with making a barren world on the outer edge of civilization appeal to the intergalactic tourist. Haven Nicholas P. Oakley Carek Tullor tugged at his wispy beard and heaved out a sigh. The latest Theok Prime brochure was spread out in all of…Read more Haven
A science fiction short where a former gild trader, or slaver, is interviewed about his previous involvement in the trafficking trade. // Interview of Zethién M’ro, Former Slaver (48 A.R.) Zethién M’ro: I tell this only because I am forced to by the Reconciliation Commission and they have threatened to take my ribbondrive…Read more Interview of Zethién M’ro
This story was first published in Andromeda Spaceways Issue #59, in April 2014. Reposted here because it is one of my favourites. What if the aliens are tasty? Nicholas P. Oakley [Extract from the Helo-8 Xenoetiquette Manual, First Contact Guidelines, Vol. IV, ‘Troubleshooting and Less Common First Contact Problems’, Sections 600.1 - 1294.9, Fifteenth Imprint]…Read more What if the aliens are tasty?
"BESTIARY" is just out from Wily Writers. A lonely harvester operator on a remote terraforming project discovers a wild beast that he adopts as a companion, but the relationship isn’t all that it seems. What the editors had to say: We are quite interested in seeing more from Nicholas Oakley, whose story "Bestiary" proved heartbreaking,…Read more Bestiary in Wily Writers