Want a Sci Fi Story? How About an Eerie S-Kingish One?

How did I suddenly go from writing non-fiction to fiction?

“Fire, Lt. Maser, fire!” cried the captain. That balloon never had a chance.” [Title image and snippet from a ‘special’ edition of my latest sci fi story. It’s about a broken spacecraft finally ending a centuries-long battle with their only enemy. The digitized British Library 1893 image via Flickr Commons has no known copyright restrictions.]