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Astra Nullius – Full Episode List

Astra Nullius is a collection of free science fiction stories following the crew of the starship Benevolence. New scenes are posted each week on Wednesday.

Each episode is its own story, but all stories follow the same characters and the world will change over time as events unfold and the crew responds to life in an increasingly dangerous galaxy. I recommend starting at the beginning, but you don’t have to.

If you’re jumping into a later story, you can check the list of people and places for descriptions of this story’s main characters and alien species. You can also check the content notes if you need more information about whether certain sensitive topics will appear in Astra Nullius.

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Gone Before, Part 1 • Gone Before, Part 2Our heroes answer a distress signal and find more signs of life than they expected.

Cover-Up, Part 1• Cover-Up, Part 2The crew gets talked into participating in some less-than-legal activities. What’s a little smuggling between friends?

Such People In It: The crew’s younger members debate some tricky moral questions during a trip to an abandoned medical facility.

It Runs in the FamilyA stolen sexbot, a missing programmer, and a client who’s totally telling the whole truth this time.

Quality Testing: The crew gets some downtime by signing up to playtest a relaxing new game.

Mothership: An attempt to rescue survivors on a stranded ship runs into complications.

Worst Contact: An unexpected stowaway forces Sera to make first contact with a previously unidentified species.

Old FlameNyx’s meet-up with an old member of the Benevolence‘s crew doesn’t end as planned.

Human FoodWeyland goes on a shopping trip, as normal humans do.

Respect: Exposure to a strange substance sends Captain Dysart spiraling out of control.

Trust Me, Part 1 • Trust Me, Part 2 • Trust Me, Part 3 • Trust Me, Part 4 • Trust Me, Part 5 • Trust Me, Part 6 • Trust Me, Part 7 • Trust Me, Part 8A journey into a war zone forces the crew to reckon with their limitations.

Last Resort, Part 1 • Last Resort, Part 2 • Last Resort, Part 3 Last Resort, Part 4 • Last Resort, Part 5 Last Resort, Part 6 • Last Resort, Part 7 • Last Resort, Part 8 • Last Resort, Part 9 • Last Resort, Part 10 • Last Resort, Part 11 • Last Resort, Part 12 • Last Resort, Part 13 • Last Resort, Part 14The crew’s relaxing vacation goes about as well as can be expected.

Checkup, Part 1 • Checkup, Part 2 • Checkup, Part 3 • Checkup, Part 4 • Checkup, Part 5 • Checkup, Part 6A new crew member nudges the the Benevolence’s old hands out of their comfort zones.

Do Some Harm, Part 1 • Do Some Harm, Part 2 • Do Some Harm, Part 3 • Do Some Harm, Part 4 • Do Some Harm, Part 5 • Do Some Harm, Part 6 • Do Some Harm, Part 7 • Do Some Harm, Part 8 • Do Some Harm, Part 9 • Do Some Harm, Part 10: Before the crew can settle into their new routine, breaking news from Earth changes everything. (Publishing now)


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