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Shepherd 5: Laired. Chapters 1 and 2

Chapter 1 Even underground, the pale coloured  walls were cold.  Condensation trickled down to pool on the floor before disappearing through the  narrow gaps between spongy tiles. A  splash of  sharp scarlet attracted the eye to the suits that hung on racks, their silvered helmets arrayed  in rows above and a low thrumming resonated through the floor and  walls from the machines that worked to keep the room habitable. If…

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December issue

Welcome to the December issue of the Ed Straker Herald. The editors are delighted to bring you a packed issue that should provide you with plenty of reading matter on the run up to Christmas! In our popular ‘Columns’ section we have a review of the Fanderson Convention held in Maidenhead in October this year. There is a review of the lecture by Alan Shubrook at the convention and a…

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An Unexpected Guest – A UFO Christmas Story

(first published Dec 2014) This is set in the era of the original series, and comes some time after the episodes ‘Conflict’ and ‘Court Martial’. Doug Jackson was one of the most enigmatic of the characters in UFO, a man who seemed to have his own agenda at times. There is virtually no backstory for him and in this story I have attempted to give him some ‘past’, some reason…

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Moment of Truth

A UFO Story By Lightcudder ©May 2012 Usual disclaimers apply. Takes place approx three weeks after ‘The Man Who Came Back’ Dedicated to: ‘The London Five’. The green light gave the go-ahead, I punched the button and the carriage door slid open, releasing me onto the platform. Commuters hurried past on their way to work, holding newspapers, briefcases and the ever-present umbrella, even in such mild conditions. I had nothing…

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Caring for your Pestis Buggerit Cuniculus

Pestis Buggerit Cuniculus, or as it is more commonly know, Plot Bunny, is a creature known to inhabit even the most hostile areas of the world. Antarctic Field camps, the deepest abysses of the oceans, the scorching deserts of Africa, wherever mankind goes, PB Cuniculus is there as well. There is no danger of this small, and sometimes timid, creature ever becoming extinct, as it adapts almost instantaneously to any…

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T’was the night before Christmas

T‘was the night before Christmas and in SHADO’s main base, Ed Straker was working, a frown on his face. The tinsel was hanging, the presents were wrapped. Moonbase was active, three UFOs were trapped, And Foster was flirting with Gay and with Joan While  Alec was sulking, for once all  alone. Then in the  control room arose such a clatter Alec leapt to his feet shouting ‘What is the matter!’…

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