I have been remiss in keeping those of you who don't use the new stories feed up-to-date on the latest and greatest offerings from the Pendorwright website.
Appliance Dreams is a short story about a few Pendorians living in and busily restoring a derelict starship. They've awakened the AI, but they have no idea where her core is stored, until someone figures it out, leading to one of my favorite lines yet: "You mean, I'm sleeping with the ship's screensaver?" (Line redacted to avoid spoilers; you can highlight the redacted text to see what's written there.)
On Ida's Shores is one of those silly foundational stories I wrote when I was trying to get an idea off the ground. Unfortunately, the idea turned out to be thin indeed, although it does have some establishment shots in it that led to the Sterlings series, so it's not all bad.
We'll Always Have... is a bit of a sad romance. I wanted to make more of Oenone's character; I haven't done enough with her and she has some compelling background material, but she wasn't coming together as a character, so I wanted to give her a few episodes and see if I could do her justice. This episode does her some justice.