Astra Nullius is a collection of free science fiction stories following the crew of the starship Benevolence. New scenes are posted on the 15th of each month.

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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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  • Do Some Harm, Part 11 • Do Some Harm, Part 12 • Do Some Harm, Part 13 • Do Some Harm, Part 14 • Do Some Harm, Part 15 • Do Some Harm, Part 16 • Do Some Harm, Part 17 • Do Some Harm, Part 18Before the crew can settle into their new routine, breaking news from Earth changes everything.I

Astra Nullius Episodes Episodes in descending order

1

Gone Before, Part 1

Our heroes answer a distress signal and find more signs of life than they expected.

1

Gone Before, Part 2

All is not as it seems on this idyllic planet, and the crew find themselves in a life-or-death struggle.

2

Cover-Up, Part 1

The crew gets talked into participating in some less-than-legal activities. What’s a little smuggling between friends?

2

Cover-Up, Part 2

When pirates try to steal the Benevolence’s cargo, the crew realizes that they’re in deep trouble.

3

Such People In It

The crew’s younger members debate a tricky moral questions during a trip to an abandoned medical facility.

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It Runs in the Family

When the crew’s hired to retrieve a stolen sexbot, they accidentally stumble onto a deeper conspiracy.

5

Quality Testing

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

6

Mothership

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

7

Worst Contact

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

8

Old Flame

Nyx’s meet-up with an old member of the Benevolence‘s crew doesn’t go as planned.

9

Human Food

Weyland goes on a shopping trip, as normal humans do.

10

Respect

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

11

Trust Me, Part 1

A journey into a war zone forces the crew to reckon with their limitations.

12

Last Resort, Part 3

Nyx’s realizes there’s something suspicious about her holiday fling. Jianyu and Weyland find themselves in danger.

13

Checkup

A new crew member nudges the the Benevolence’s old hands out of their comfort zones.

Do Some Harm

Do Some Harm, Part 6 – Astra Nullius

Nyx “Great,” said Flowers, already sliding out of the booth. “I’ll send instructions–” “I’ve got some conditions,” Nyx told him.…

15

In Transit

After an improbable escape, the crew reckons with the reality of a galaxy that’s no longer playing by the rules they understand.

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