Easty-Westy

Easty-Westy is the homeworld of the GAF Officer Training School, or GAFOTS. It is a planet in the Telamer system in Alpha Quadrant. Easty-Westy is so named for its perpendicular magnetic field to that of earth- its magnetic pole is in the westernmost end of the planet, to use Old Earth terminology. When humans first took over the reins of the GAGA, they expanded the Galactic Armed Forces and modeled it more exactly after an earth-style military system. The sheer volume of officers the GAF needed to regain authority over the GAGA meant that an entire planet needed to be … Continue reading Easty-Westy

Week Long Encyclopaedia Galactica Blitz!

  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!

Galactic Armed Forces Starship Classes and Classification System

“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

New GAF Writing Prompt #1

  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

Alpha Quadrant

The Alpha quadrant is where some of the most expensive realestate in the GAGA can be found. The Telamar planets and Brandenburg both exist in this section of the galaxy, along with Victorinus Wrought’s private asteroid. It is the original home of the GAGA and still home to its headquarters on Telamar V. This planet belongs to the Telamer, the original founders of the GAGA, who later ceded much of their authority to natives of the Beta quadrant- in particular the bipedal inhabitants of Old Earth. Amongst the GAGA inhabitants less schooled in its history there is often confusion about … Continue reading Alpha Quadrant

Encyclopaedia Galactica Joins Forces with the GAF- By Sam McCoy, GNN Correspondent

-Telamar V   Announcing a long-awaited information sharing agreement between the Galactic Armed Forces and information megaglot Encyclopaedia Galactica, General Emil Skoda today took to the podium. “The Encyclopaedia Galactica is, hands down, the most comprehensive reference service in the galaxy,” the General stated in front of a crowd of holo cameras and reporters. While behind him the Fountain of Peace bubbled in its characteristic display, the high commander of the galaxy’s armed forces outlined the terms of the watershed agreement. “GAF troops will now have at their disposal a proprietary comm link to the entire, unabridged reference library of … Continue reading Encyclopaedia Galactica Joins Forces with the GAF- By Sam McCoy, GNN Correspondent