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
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 GAFMainframe.com . 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…
In this latest submission to our short story contest for GAF Mainframe, we see a behind-the-scenes snippet of Susu Frid and Private Puff’s adventures on Arkello 2. This story takes place in the middle of the action-packed events chronicled in The Arkellan Treaty, available later this year from StarkLight Press. An excellent alien artifact piece written by Sharon Flood! This story, along with all of our winning artifact entries, is eligible for inclusion in Tales from Space II, the second GAF Mainframe short story anthology. Congratulations, Sharon! Private Susu Frid, Personal Device Vid Journal Arkellan Treaty Mission. I’m … Continue reading Susu Frid’s Egyptian Asteroid
This Prompt is : ALIEN ARTEFACTS This prompt centers around the finding of an alien artefact in space. It could be something as small as an alien pen or as large as a space cruiser. Write between 500-3000 words about the events surrounding it- using any of the GAF Characters in our Encyclopedia Galactica. As with all our writing activities, you can add your own characters into the mix as well! Any part of the GAGA is your setting, from the depths of HyperSpace to the luxurious celebrity colony on Brandenburg to the wilds of the Gamma Quadrant. Use your … Continue reading Announcing a new GAF Flash Fiction Contest!
Here’s an excerpt from the upcoming GAF novel, An Incident in El Noor, in which the collision of an alien galaxy with our own causes strange and dangerous effects on the most beautiful artists’ colony in the entire Galactic Association of Globes and Asteroids. In this section, undercover agent Aric Drakes gets his first glimpse of El Noor City, where he must find his contact and try to stop the war: “Here’s where I must leave you,” the Venusian gestured ahead at the great gates of El Noor City. She and Aric were poised at the ridge that ran the … Continue reading Aric Drakes Lands in El Noor
In celebration of the sailing of the First British Fleet into Sydney Harbour, GAF Mainframe is proud to announce its newest short story prompt! Take your favorite GAF Characters and throw them Down Under! Have an outback adventure, or unleash the GAF’s most dastardly characters on Australia’s finest actors, artists and writers! Any era, any combination of fiction and reality, throw it all together with everyone’s edgiest science fiction universe. We are also opening this prompt to art and music contributions as well, so let your painter, musician and creative media friends know there’s a whole new galaxy of fun … Continue reading GAF Short Story Writing Prompt #2
To celebrate the release of Dalton’s Daughter in ebook and print formats, GAF Mainframe has joined forces with Encyclopaedia Galactica to provide a week-long cavalcade of entries on subjects taken from Virginia Carraway Stark’s excellent book! Tune in here every evening to read a new EG entry featuring fascinating backstories and tidbits about the exotic world of the GAGA. Learn about the reality of Sasha’s training destination, Easty-Westy, the GAF Officer Training planet. Read about the secretive organization thought to be responsible for the kidnapping of Sasha’s sister, Anastasia. Discover the intricacies of the Martial Space station where Sasha … Continue reading Week Long Encyclopaedia Galactica Blitz!
“Having the classes of ships explained to me was a blur until I was actually taken into orbit and saw them in the shipyard. I had absolutely no reality on the size of them- even the smallest were monsters when seen in a fleet! The SpaceCruisers, described as ‘instant war’ ,were too big to take in even when confronted with them. They were the size of large asteroids or small planets and they were armed to the teeth with weaponry. They even had dozens of lesser ships jammed into them and prepared for deployment. They could take down a rebellion … Continue reading Galactic Armed Forces Starship Classes and Classification System
GAF Mainframe is hosting an open, internet-wide contest to all aspiring artists and GAF fans. Between now and January 15th, 2015, create your own GAF artwork and send it to us here at the Mainframe to win one of two coveted spots as Enlisted Members of the GAF: 1. Staff Sergeant Artist– awarded to the most compelling sketch of one of the GAF characters or scenes from Detach Detachment’s colorful history. 2. Technical Sergeant Artist– awarded to the most accurately eyecatching portrayal of GAF technology, including but not limited to ships, weaponry, space stations, generators and communication devices etc. … Continue reading GAF Mainframe Opens A Fan Art Contest
GAF Mainframe would like to announce the first of its writing prompts for aspiring GAF staff writers, existing writers and general fans. We’ve had a lot of new interest in the GAF universe lately, but with people like Anne Rice and other avaricious authors out there who frown on creative romping with characters, it’s hard for our new recruits to get started. So here it is, our writing prompt- You’ve seen the classic science fiction episodes of Star Trek and Doctor Who, you know the score. Take your favorite GAF character or characters and send them to a wild … Continue reading New GAF Writing Prompt #1