NewMyths Magazine Issue #45 is now live:
Visit strange new worlds, and share in startling adventures:
"Gentleman's Agreement" by Tom Olbert -- Excerpt:
The entire sand ship trembled on its massive treads as the sand crawler’s forward limbs, like the gigantic legs of some nightmarish arachnid crushed the upper framework. Nicholas’s blood boiled. Men plummeted to their deaths from the radar mounts and gun turrets, screaming as they were smashed like insects against the buckling metal hull or swallowed up into the churning desert sands.
The writhing hydra-like organism swallowed several of the native workers even as they fired laser turrets from the overhanging gantries. Nicholas lunged for one of the upper turrets as the gunner’s scream was muffled, the man’s legs kicking in mid-air as he was seized by one of the lashing triple-pronged tongues of the great beast and sucked into one of its three-sided mouths. Nicholas roared in impotent rage as he fired and fired, hoping desperately for a lucky shot at one of the damnable titan’s neural nodes.The crawler’s roar reminded Nicholas of a star destroyer’s atmosphere venting into space as its bulkheads gave way under a laser barrage. Feeling the support platform give way under him, Nicholas leapt from the gantry, grabbing a railing along a walkway, and slid down a support strut to the deck. He struggled to hang onto the guard rail, his boots sliding over the tilting deck.
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