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 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…

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

Frizzallians, Race

Frizzallians are a rare species who are dispersed through the GAGA sporadically having destroyed their own planet. They are a doomed species having had spawning grounds on their planet that were required for breeding. They are extraordinarily long lived, assuming they aren’t killed by their hubris they may live 800 years or more. They have the capacity to implode into a vacuum or explode into a small nuclear reaction. Usually the two capabilities cancel each other out but during the great Frizzallian civil war of 3267 a chain reaction occurred that caused the entire planet to explode and implode simultaneously. … Continue reading Frizzallians, Race

Susu Frid’s Egyptian Asteroid

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

Announcing a new GAF Flash Fiction Contest!

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!

Aric Drakes Lands in El Noor

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

A Word from Our President

The following is a copy of a letter sent to Galactic News Network, In Quotes magazine, CelebNow Network and other GAGA news affiliates in response to the media storm surrounding the death of the 13th Prime Minister of the Galaxy, Luis Ruiz. It was penned by his widow, Gabrielle, who is currently President of the Universe. Quit Saying I Killed My Husband(s)   Lately in the media there has been a rash of uninformed people spreading the unfortunate rumor that I was involved in my Late Husband Luis’s dreadfully unlucky accident. The truth of the matter is that people will … Continue reading A Word from Our President

GAF Short Story Writing Prompt #2

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

Halvorrsson Trie

Developed by Ivor Halvorrsson, father to biochemist Annanth Halvorrsson and CEO of Halvorrsson Industries, the Trie is a biotechnical oxygen scrubber for use in confined and polluted spaces. A more durable, outdoor version is also available, known as the Outdoor Advanced Cleaning Trie, or OAC trie. The principle is simple. Bioengineered leaf structures made from specialized cholorplasts scrub not only carbon oxides but heavy metals and trace elements out of the air, as well as removing certain radioactive beta particles. Each scrubber is connected in a series, and all are joined to a centralized hydroponic system in a pleasing configuration … Continue reading Halvorrsson Trie