"The Bottle"
Published in: On Spec #82
Date: November 2010
Ordering: On Spec
Notes: One of my very rare forays into science fiction, and I'm pretty sure the first one I've had published that takes place off-planet.

Off planet Earth, that is.


Space Pirates, of all things, feature in ‘The Bottle’ by Ian Rogers which is refreshingly space operatic for these times. Given the cost of spaceships, the unlikelihood of crewing them with cutthroats liable to steal them and the vast distances over which they would need to operate, space piracy is quite a far-fetched idea. It’s not economically viable but it is fun. This yarn about a ‘magic’ bottle, a loyal robot and a vicious pirate captain is original and oddly sentimental. Loved it.

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On Spec #82