Title: This Long Vigil
Author: Rhett C. Bruno
Publication: December 20th 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
Purchase on: Amazon
From the author of “The Circuit Series” and “Titanborn” comes a science fiction short story taking place in the “Titanborn” universe.
Synopsis: After twenty five years serving as the lone human Monitor of the Interstellar Ark, Hermes, Orion is scheduled to be placed back in his hibernation chamber with the other members of the crew. Knowing that he will die there and be replaced before the ship’s voyage is over, he decides that he won’t accept that fate. Whatever it takes he will escape Hermes and see space again, even if it means defying the regulations of his only friend — the ship-wide artificial intelligence known as Dan.
This is why I love science fiction!
This Long Vigil follows Orion’s last hours as Monitor on the Interstellar Ark “Hermes”, who, like the summary says, is scheduled to be placed back in his hibernation chamber, knowing he will die there. He knows he wants more than to die without seeing space again but to do that he’ll have to go against his only friend, whihc is the artificial intelligence of the ship, Dan.
I honestly think that this story is one of the best short stories I’ve ever read. It’s only twenty pages long but there’s a message behind it and other than that it was just really good. I wish more stories, whether or not they’re short stories of full-lenght novels, were like it.
If you think a twenty-page story isn’t worth it, think again because This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno is so much more than just a short sci-fi story. It was well-written, the message behind it was a great one and it definitely has me intrigued for Titanborn, which takes place in the same universe.
All I can say is: Read this story!
Rhett has been writing since before he can remember, scribbling down what he thought were epic stories when he was young to show to his friends and family. He currently works at an Architecture firm, but that hasn’t stopped him from recording the tales bouncing around inside of his head. Rhett is the author of “The Circuit Series” and “Titanborn.”