This Long Vigil (Featured in the June 2015 Issue of PerihelionSF)
A science fiction short story taking place in the “Titanborn” universe.
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.
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Praise for Rhett Bruno and THIS LONG VIGIL:
- “This Long Vigil gave me goosebumps. I’d heartily recommend it to anyone who likes hard science fiction as much as I do.”—Long & Short Reviews
- “I was wiping my nose due to the fact I was starting to tear up… Emotions run raw in this small tale, when the choice between duty and freedom collide.”—Cellar Door Lit Rants & Reviews
- “The perfect short story…I particularly like stories with a setting that would have me reaching for another story if available. ‘The Long Vigil’ manages to accomplish this”—SFCrowsnest