Airlocks and the Apocalypse
"The clouds¸ they hide spaceships." The nun said again. I looked at her and blinked my eyes. She was definitely a nun. She was old. Hunched over¸ as old people often are. She wore the typical black and white penguin outfit¸ the nun's habit. She reached into her over-sized handbag. The enormous bag made her look even smaller. It was crafted from some coarse material¸ burlap or rawhide¸ I couldn't tell which. She reached her small¸ old hand into the oversized bag and pulled out an oversized can of Sapporo¸ Japanese beer. She casually tore the lid off and took a big gulp." - Spacewhales From high-orbit above a burning world¸ to the cool depths of a serpent filled ocean¸ Airlocks and the Apocalypse takes readers on a wild ride. Stand guard with heroes of a dying kingdom¸ hunt treasure laden ships with the Serpent Riders of Atlantis¸ and tear across the the scorched wasteland in a mythological car. This collection includes the Aviator Fiction editor's choice story "The Census Bureau¸" the surreal "Calcutta¸" and the long awaited sequel¸ "Spacewhales II: The Nun-Remains The Same." Each unique story is a step deeper into the author's imagination. Sometimes witty¸ sometimes disturbing¸ these tales are all expertly told. Beginning to end¸ the author's prose is terse¸ vivid and entertaining. This is the third short collection from by Eric Staggs¸ a Madison Wisconsin based writer. His hobbies include philosophy¸ anthropology¸ archaeology¸ astronomy¸ classical history¸ gaming¸ strategy¸ science-fiction¸ literature¸ cinema¸ cultural trends¸ technology¸ Buddhism and of course¸ zombies.