Tales from Space Short Story Contest - On Now!

Tales from Space Short Story Contest - On Now!

The Arkellan Treaty- Gripping, Galactic Intrigue

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Look for The Arkellan Treaty, the latest GAF Mainframe canon novel, coming late in 2016 from StarkLight Press. Featuring all your favorite characters from the GAF Universe, this in depth, fast-paced novel follows the upheaval surrounding an interplanetary conflict.

Planetary system Arkello has been at war with itself for decades. Now a tenuous peace has been forged between tropical paradise Arkello 2, and the more martial Arkello 4. Prime Minister Quetzal Ferguson has arrived in the system to sign a peace treaty between the planets, bringing the famous singer, Consin Arkadie, with him for good p.r. The double-appendaged Consin Arkadie hails from Arkello 2, a fact that has brought first the long war and now the fragile ceasefire to the attention of the entire Galaxy.

The GAF, eager to make sure the peace holds on such a high profile case, has sent Detach Detachment to keep tensions down on both planets. GAF General Skoda is in the Prime Minister’s entourage to oversee Captain Verily Wrought’s progress- and to sweep in at the last minute and take credit if things go well. The IUS- the above top secret technology-grabbing organization- has gifted agent Aric Drakes to Detach Detachment for the mission out of a spirit of inter-agency cooperation… the fact Drakes is sent to get a sample of the legendary cure-all, Arkellan Drimwater, is beside the point.

While Captain Wrought and Lt. Sasha Wheaton put out diplomatic fires throughout the system, Sergeant Wodin Whatthehel has been given command of a special platoon of the Detachment. Whatthehel has been charged with personal protection detail for P.M. Ferguson and Consin Arkadie. Under his command are Dr. Johnson, the Jellicman physician, Puff the non-com, Susu the Gendler physicist and Bev the Antarean warrior.

When two of Whatthehel’s party get quarantined on Arkello 2 by Quatrian doctors and more DD soldiers witness the summary abduction of Dynian flora and natives, the situation becomes even more fraught with interplanetary animosity. PM Ferguson intends to rely heavily on Consin Arkadie for support in smoothing tensions while the treaty negotiations continue- but the fact Consin is in secret league with her Quatrian foes for purposes unknown makes the fragile peace negotiations threaten to decay into full-scale, interplanetary war.


Look for this collaborative novel, written by an intrepid band of international authors, later this year!

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