Certainty is less secure at boundaries, reality less rigid. In places ambiguous (neither sea nor shore, day or night, river or land) magic can seep through.
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” — Philip Roth
In Space, even a routine mission can turn deadly. Scout Ship Captain Imbre vor-Asidor expected more boredom than danger when he set out to retrieve a rebellious Ensign. What he didn’t expect was discovering that his wandering Ensign had acquired a totally unacceptable companion and a disturbing set of stalkers. Although he was one of…