Astra Nullius is a collection of free science fiction stories following the crew of the starship Benevolence. While it’s technically a piece of serial fiction with events unfolding in chronological order, each story stands alone as an episode, so you can start reading anywhere in the series.
If you’re jumping into a later story but you still want to know some of the details of this world, you can check the list of people and places for descriptions of 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.
New scenes are posted each week on Wednesday.
Such People In It: The crew debates some tricky moral questions during a trip to an abandoned medical facility.
It Runs in the Family: A stolen sexbot, a pissed off 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.
A Failure to Communicate: The crew attempts to rescue survivors on a stranded ship.
Worst Contact: An unexpected stowaway forces the crew to make first contact with a previously unidentified species.
Old Flame: Nyx’s meet-up with an old member of the Benevolence‘s crew doesn’t end as planned.
Human Food: Weyland 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 8: A 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 14: The crew’s relaxing vacation goes about as well as can be expected.
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