We just deployed the latest StarCraft short story, written by Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author (and creator of Star Trek’s troublesome tribbles) David Gerrold.
All Jake wants is a fresh start as far away as possible from civilization. When he discovers an Eden-like planet tucked away in a remote, unchartered star system, Jake gets ready to carve out his own private little slice of heaven . . . never suspecting that his supposedly “perfect” planet holds a dark and terrifying secret.
Check out “In The Dark” now. And in case you were wondering: yes, the artwork for this and previous short stories is available as a downloadable wallpaper image in various screen resolutions. Read the stories below and click the "Download Wallpaper" link on the right side of each story page to choose the image size that works best for your setup.
- In the Blood By MATT BURNS, 1/22/2013 The street urchin Vik confronts humanity’s dark underbelly every day, but when he crosses paths with stolen zerg larvae, he discovers what it truly means to be a monster.
- A War On By JAMES WAUGH, 2/12/2013 Haunted by his past, Virgil Caine is forced to make a choice: escape the front lines and live the rest of his days in peace, or avenge his fallen brothers and go to war against the nightmarish zerglings.
- The Teacher By MATTHEW MAXWELL, 2/20/2013 A Dominion scientist has cracked the secret of the Swarm's control over the Zerg... but when the Dominion military takes a firm hand over this dangerous new weapon, who will end up controlling who?
- Frenzy By KAL-EL BOGDANOVE, 2/28/2013 The backwater moon of Choss has everything: clear skies, gentle winds, deep canyons. Tourists flock there every summer. But as Marshal Rin Shearon is about to find out, this peaceful little vacation spot isn’t just the perfect getaway; it’s also the perfect feeding ground.
- Cold Symmetry By CAMERON DAYTON, 3/7/2013 Stranded on Aiur's zerg-infested moon, a lone veteran zealot finds his courage, skill, and endurance put to the ultimate test.
- Icehouse By MICHAEL O'REILLY and ROBERT BROOKS, 3/14/2013 Become a reaper or die trying. Welcome to the Icehouse.
- Just an Overlord By GAVIN JURGENS-FYHRIE, 3/21/2013 A lone marine squadron tragically underestimates the vicious cunning of a feral overlord.
- Command Performance By ALEX IRVINE, 3/28/2013 Filming an ad for Axiom Ordinance's new Warhound is not the kind of situation that leads a man to his artistic destiny... or is it?
- The Education of PFC Shane By ROBERT BROOKS, 4/4/2013 Some are born soldiers; some are made. Some are infested.
- Great One By Alex Irvine, 4/11/2013 When a recon op goes south, marine platoon Torch Seven must face an unexpected threat.
- Acid Burns By Antony Johnston, 4/18/2013 A group of marines fights to survive a zerg attack that unleashes the fearsome roaches.
- Lens of the Void By Hugh Todd, 4/25/2013 A venerated dark templar teacher must overcome the pain of an old wound.