GAGA Crime and Punishment

Following the end of the Second Corporation Wars in 2920, the GAGA established a well-defined criminal justice system with clearly delineated approaches to crime and punishment. The GAGA assembly drafted a Galactic Citizen’s Bill of Rights with a section dealing with citizen rights and criminal activity, entitled Rights of the Galactic Citizen. In one of only four unanimous votes of the GAGA Assembly, it was determined that the main drive of the GAGA was to create and maintain effective, productive citizens with access to basic amenities of life through the GAGA, and to ensure that citizens could be made as … Continue reading GAGA Crime and Punishment

And the Winners Are…

Here are the winners of our GAF Mainframe short story contest! Late last year, GAF Mainframe launched a flash fiction contest about alien artifacts. Entrants had to submit a short, short story about any GAF character interacting with any alien artifact. We had some truly awesome submissions, some of which were published on . From these entries we have chosen a few lucky authors to win our grand prize! These winning authors will have their flash fiction published in the long-awaited Tales from Space 2, due out later this year. Our winners are: Van Fleming for his piece about … Continue reading And the Winners Are…

Private Petunia “Pet” Mc Grady

Private Petunia McGrady Age: 24 Race/Species: Vaguely Irish descent Nickname: Pet Appearance: A little on the short side she is sensitive about her height. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair. Originally from New Zealand, Old Earth. She joined the GAF five years ago and has signed on for a second ten year tenure feeling that Detach Detachment is her true home. She comes from money but she’s not snobby and you would never guess that her parents were wealthy. She ran away and joined the GAF as soon as she was old enough. Originally looked on by the entire … Continue reading Private Petunia “Pet” Mc Grady

Private Shady, Detach Detachment

Private Shady Age: 26 Race/Species: Northern European Nickname: Just Shady, no one except Officers even knows his real name Shady is from the large space station BiJove (short for Binary Jovian Space Station) that orbits Jupiter. An extremely old space station that has become a hub for cheap, manufactured goods that are shipped to old earth. BiJove is known for its rough neighborhoods and high crime rates. Shady was arrested for unspecified crimes that were classified as Secret when he agreed to be sent immediately to Detach Detachment in lieu of a prison planet. Appears in: An Incident in El … Continue reading Private Shady, Detach Detachment

The Maitre Wars

By Virginia Carraway Stark and Tony Stark     The Maitre invasion is officially listed as starting in 2023 when the presence of The Maitre on Old Earth was announced but the actual invasion started many, many years before that. The invasion was a subtle affair and while widely acknowledged amongst ‘certain’ divisions in the military, government and civil sectors it was publicly decried as a mass hoax that earth had made contact with extraterrestrials. As decades progressed, part through a planned campaign of ‘naturalization’ on the part of the Maitre, part the effort of dedicated researchers, people came to … Continue reading The Maitre Wars

Hollywood Stadium Cloning Inc.

Here’s a copy of the actual ad for Patrick Long’s Hollywood Stadium Cloning Inc. as it appeared in In Quotes magazine: Welcome to Hollywood Stadium Cloning Inc CEO Patrick Long A Subsidiary of: Me Love You Long Time Inventions Company Brandenburg, Old Earth, Starlight Express Asteroid Belt… All these names bring to mind old-time glitz and glamor. Here at HSC Inc we bring you the best of the past to put some pizzaz into what might otherwise be yet another boring event or party. But it doesn’t end there. HSC has perfected and patented the art of cloning. Whether you … Continue reading Hollywood Stadium Cloning Inc.

Forgotten in Space, Astronauts Find Dubious Friends

Our next alien artifact story is about a pair of early colonists that find themselves off course Pre-GAGA Alliance 2025 First Mission to establish a colony on Chiron By Virginia Carraway Stark She was sleeping. She was always sleeping but the thudding was dull and insistent and woke her from her dreams. She rolled over and nudged her husband, “Eric, wake up, do you hear that?” Eric woke up, his large, dark eyes groggy with the same sleep that held her. They had reduced O2 levels in their small ship a week ago now. That was when they had first … Continue reading Forgotten in Space, Astronauts Find Dubious Friends

GAF Mainframe Timeline

2000- Technology starts to accelerate at unprecedented rates 2001- 9/11 changes the course of the future 2010- Yet more technological breakthroughs and more draconian rules are passed 2020- Anore’s Mother dies and she enters the GAF world. First Colony forms are Mars and the Moon from private corporations. 3-D printing allows for huge advances without endangering human colonists 2021- First driverless cars. Anore graduates from high school and enrolls in GIF (Goodfrey Information Foundation) after winning a scholarship. 2022- New technology is released at completely unprecedented rates. Towards the end of the year the Maitre reveal their presence and demand … Continue reading GAF Mainframe Timeline