Genres: Science Fiction
This story marks our fifth appearance of Cy De Gerch. You can find all her previous adventures here.
by Rick Kennett
The star Doloris B was shrivelling, collapsing in upon itself and growing hotter.
As Utopia Plain accelerated away, Captain Brown switched from aft view to forward where the star field was beginning to blue-shift. On the weapons repeater beside him the Terran ship was sliding into the sights. The repeater’s identification lights were on, blinking insistently.
At fire control Lieutenant Cy De Gerch stared at her weapons screen and said, “Range to targets now four point five million and closing.”
Across from her, Lieutenant Peters flipped back the plastic cover on the I.F.F. override and jabbed his finger down on the sensor panel. It lit with the words Genetic Code confirmed.
“Identification Friend or Foe override operating, sir,” he said.
“Range four million and closing,” said Cy.