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…

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

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

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!

Western Short Story Submission

This submission is from Will Norton, whose standalone character Spencer gets everywhere in the Galaxy… in this installment, Spencer tangles with some western-inspired technologies in the middle of his old-fashioned heist scheme gone wrong.   Space Stranded Will Norton His space duster shimmered in the starlight. He thought he had seen movement on the outside of the ship and had suited up to go out and take a peruse. His ship was now officially a piece of shit. Spencer hadn’t even managed to get the hyperdrive fixed and he was stuck out here until he found some way to come … Continue reading Western Short Story Submission

Andrew Pierce

The head of the Department of First Contact (DFC), and Old Earth organization. This holdover from the days when Earth was a separate entity from the rest of the galaxy was created by a group of North American scientists prior to first contact by the Telamer. Andrew Pierce currently runs the organization with a quiet and unassuming dedication to predicting with uncanny accuracy when and where the next GAGA contacts with alien races will occur. Pierce uses the resources of the DFC to map the galaxy with an eye not toward resource utilization but towards the exo-bestiary. He also quietly … Continue reading Andrew Pierce

Department of First Contact (DFC)

An antiquated agency, centered at Vancouver Island, Old Earth, whose original mandate from the UN has never been recalled. It was first made as an intelligence and logistics division of the CIA/NSA complex, to gather scientific data and develop tactics for coping with the sudden influx of alien cultures and races which began to visit and trade with Earth. The DFC was a Canadian invention started by a group of American and Canadian scientists, doctors, astronomers and exo-biologists whose weekend speculations turned into the most accurate body of information on human /alien interaction extant. The DFC, while largely overlooked by … Continue reading Department of First Contact (DFC)