This Long Vigil By Rhett Bruno



From the author of “The Circuit Series” and “Titanborn” comes a science fiction short story taking place in the “Titanborn” universe.

Synopsis: 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.

  • “One of the best short stories I’ve ever read.” – Bookfever
  • “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
  • “The perfect short story…I particularly like stories with a setting that would have me reaching for another story if available. ‘This Long Vigil’ manages to accomplish this.” – sfcrowsnest
  • “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

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About Don Sloan

I am a former journalist with a major daily newspaper and now am a full-time Indie book reviewer. I love to write, read, drink good wine, and take short naps in front of my fireplace here in the North Carolina mountains.
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