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

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

Dukh Project

  Also known as The Spiriters, The Dukes of Doom All of the aforementioned are pop culture references to an above top secret group said to abduct and study citizens of the GAGA who are subject to extreme psi-oriented alterations to their genetic code. It has been long recognized on resource or toxin-heavy planets (like Sasha Wheaton’s homeworld of Dalton) that the pollutants cause mutation in the genetic stock of the inhabitants. Most of the alterations to the inhabitants are prohibitive to life. However, some are born with psionic, psychic and telekinetic abilities, as well as physical qualities, that are … Continue reading Dukh Project

Quetzal Ferguson

15th Prime Minister of the Galaxy, elected in 3052 with the largest majority of any Prime Ministerial victory. He is currently Prime Minister to President of the Universe, Gabrielle. Quetzal Ferguson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Old Earth, in the year 2992, to noted inventor Professor Saturnus “Scottie” Ferguson and Dr. Jean O’Neill, a reknowned archaeologist. An only child of extremely intellectual parents with a large age discrepancy between them, Quetzal was raised in a “bohemian cavalcade of independent indifference”, to quote from his first autobiographical memoir. Raised alternately in the cold drizzle of Scotland’s far north and tropical dig … Continue reading Quetzal Ferguson

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

GAF Mainframe Opens A Fan Art Contest

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

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

Gamma Quadrant

The Gamma quadrant is foremost in primary resources, especially mining. Most of the habitable planets in this quadrant were terraformed to one degree or other to make them suitable for human life. Colony ships are sent to these newly terraformed worlds to “work” the planets for the GAGA. Algorithms designed to determine the maximum amount of resources that can be removed before the planet loses viability are applied to each world. The liveability index is then used in fine-tuning the number of original colonists that are sent to each world. Depending on the nature of the resources extracted and the … Continue reading Gamma Quadrant

Lieutenant Wheaton, Sasha

  Sasha Wheaton was a fourth generation native of Dalton, a Second Tier resource planet in the Gamma Sector of the GAGA. Lt. Wheaton joined the Galactic Armed Forces at the age of seventeen, signing up at the Dalton Divide Station. Following an unremarkable series of postings, Lt. Wheaton was transferred to Detach Detachment as second Lieutenant. She has since garnered notoriety as a possible love interest for the GAF’s most famous commanding officer, Verily Wrought, currently head of Detach Detachment. A gifted artist, Sasha Wheaton’s artwork is also on display on Rio Caldo at the Empire Halmark Hotel.  It … Continue reading Lieutenant Wheaton, Sasha