A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Imperial Dream 

by Hunter S. Thorshu

Null (fiction inspired by /u/T3ller's image above)

Excerpt, Chapter 8:

Strange memories on this nervous night on the planet of Aramis in the Vega System. Cowering in the shelters, waiting for a Vanduul raid to pass. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least since the Messer Era—the kind of peak that never comes again. Terra in the late thirties and early forties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run… but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant…

(Citizen Star News/1STANCESTOR) - 2014-07-01 - New addition to our fiction section by new contributor 1STANCESTOR! Welcome!

Siege Ghost - Part One - Fog



Artwork above contains stock photography by TwiggXStock.

The struggle on Orion III (Armitage) is alive once again.

(Citizen Star News/1STANCESTOR) - 2014-07-02



So, this one time, some S.O.B. sends me and some buddies on a job and claims it will be easy money. Just provide backup for his crew while they steal some stuff, he said.

(Citizen Star News/Blue) - 2014-05-10 - Introducing our new FICTION section, kicking off with this great story by Blue of Pulse fame. We hope you enjoy. - Ed.


Chapter 1

Seth Parsons lifted the round glass filled with brandy. This was only the second time in his life he had drunk the golden liquid and after sipping, closed his eyes as the liquid cold fire slid to a warm spot in his belly. After what he had gone through he needed the stuff, expensive as it was.

Null(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-11 - Don't miss the exciting conclusion of "DATELINE: SESEN", the exciting Star Citizen Novella by Marina J. Lostetter. Will Space Journalist Ulla Yadav survive this last cliff-hanger? What will happen with the impoverished colony of Sesen? Is Governor Jones dead or alive?

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-04 - The "DATELINE: SESEN" novella[1], serialized as a weekly COMM-LINKs on the Roberts Space Industries website, has been garnering considerable interest and praise from the Star Citizen Community. We've been following the adventures of intrepid space-journalist Ulla Yadav, who continuously leaves us on the edge of our seats with weekly cliffhangers as she investigates the mysteries of the pirates of planet Sesen and tries not to die in the process.

The Citizen Star got a chance to ask the author, Marina J. Lostetter, a few questions recently and we thought you might enjoy hearing more about this elusive Star Citizen personality.

Citizen Star News: First off let me say how much I am enjoying "DATELINE: SESEN". It debuted just as I was starting to launch my Citizen Star News project which is a Star Citizen web site, combined with an in game "corporation" that supports reporters. Very timely.

Now, how did you get involved with the Star Citizen project?

Marina J. Lostetter: This might require a little back story.  I am a full time writer, focusing on science fiction and fantasy.  Every year, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (a professional organization for writers in my genre, known largely as SFWA), holds a convention called WorldCon.  I attended WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas, in August of last year.  There I was introduced to a Star Citizen writer, Griffin Barber, by a writing friend (who deserves a shout-out: Alistair Kimble), who in turn introduced me to David Ladyman.  Mr. Ladyman was on the hunt for authors who could produce tie-in novelettes for Spectrum Dispatch.