|Setup: Chief Engineer Jerry Cho arrives at Combined Sciences intending to repair a dangerous situation, only to find that Commander Kreth, the Saetian chief of the Sciences division, has already fixed the problem.| * Kreth had already surmised the chief engineer disliked her. Looking at him, now, she decided she would bring it out into […]
|Setup: After a night of heavy drinking, Bretchvelle gets ready for the coming day.| * The next morning, Bretchvelle awoke with her mind in a daze. She propped herself up on her elbows and looked around. She was back in her cabin, she saw, but her new companion, Bosignoir, was nowhere to be seen. Her […]
|Setup: Staff Sergeant Harris Gobel talks with his 1st Squad leader, Corporal Kusniak, after a breakdown in the field.| * “Gobel!” came the urgent voice of Captain Jorner. “Sergeant, bring your people up!” Gobel didn’t answer. “Sergeant Gobel! Are you there? Come in!” Gobel swallowed and took in labored breaths. He couldn’t respond to the […]
SHORT ROUND BURST — “Rainy Day” – Perspectives of Alyssa Bretchvelle FROM: (ORIGINAL) SRB SYNOPSIS: This short story provides four perspectives — from Private Bosignoir, Bretchvelle herself, Corporal Kusniak, and a less biased view from the narrator — on how Bretchvelle lives her life. NOTE: This is a character building story only, not meant to […]
The Quiet World is now available at select online retailers, in both digital and paperback. This novelette is #2 in the Stellar Conflict series. (#1, the debut novel, is set for release in the summer of 2015.) The blurb: When a once-vibrant civilization goes mysteriously silent, the Interstellar Alliance sends out a ship to discover […]
Although Stellar Conflict consists of an ensemble cast of characters with recurring appearances in the series, the two primary characters of the saga are: on the GTS side, Senior Private Alyssa Bretchvelle; on the Fleet side, Commander Caramissa Kreth. Senior Private Alyssa Bretchvelle: A young soldier born and raised on an enemy-occupied world, who joined […]
Stellar Conflict art prints are now available for many of the images you see on this website. The art gallery site Saatchi Art provides style options (art paper, canvas, etc.) for most pieces, and includes a framing option, if desired. Visit author William Dusty’s Stellar Conflict collection HERE.
Nearing the end of a twenty-five year galactic war, the Earth-led Interstellar Alliance stands poised to enter the enemy’s realm for the very first time. The TCS Ranger, the Alliance’s newest battlecruiser, is sent out to begin probing operations along the border sectors, and veteran cruiser commander Jonothan Remmick is assigned as its captain. Among […]