For the rabbits of Manhattan’s Central Park, the surrounding urban landscape is a harsh, unforgiving nightmare, the incomprehensible world of humans. In the warren’s history, only one rabbit has braved the blaring noise, speeding machines and choking smells of The Gray and lived to tell the tale. When a swift but overly anxious rabbit called Floppy accidentally tumbles to the sidewalk outside the park, the others must work together in order to rescue him. However, there are worse things in The Gray than humans and midtown traffic, including feral cats with relationship woes. Can the rabbits rescue their friend from a pair of neurotic cats before he is torn to shreds?
The thrilling conclusion to last week’s Eclipse Phase scenario! With the Ozma operative out of the picture, the Sentinels decide the best course of action would be to capitalize on the distraction she’d created and make a move for the ego. However, they are still trapped aboard a Hidden Concern submarine with delegates from many of the system’s less-than-savory power blocs who also want to get their hands, claws, tentacles and other manipulators on the lost scientist. Can they liberate the cortical stack from the octopus mafia and escape the sub before someone else gets wise?
The Hidden Concern, the criminal syndicate of uplifted octopodes who rule the oceans of Ceres, are hosting an exclusive auction with a million-credit buy-in, and many of the major factions in the Inner System are sending representatives. Up for bid is the ego of a corporate scientist, the genius who developed cortical stacks and made immortality available to the masses, a luminary who was thought to be lost during The Fall. Firewall has also purchased a seat at the auction, dispatching a team of Sentinels to prevent the ego from falling into the wrong hands. To do so, however, they’ll have to sneak past the octopus mafia’s paranoid security measures and outsmart some of the most well-equipped and ruthless transhumans in the system who also want the ego for themselves. Can they secure the ego and escape from the auction without touching off a bloody undersea war?
The S*P*A*M*S continue their investigation of the kelpie, hoping to learn its plans for the five college students it kidnapped on the lake. There seems to be a connection between the creature and social media mogul Brent Blake, whose wife died in a car accident caused by the only survivor of the boat party, Justin Sykes. They learn that Blake is hosting a yacht (pronounced “ee-yatch-t”) party on the lake, and has invited a number of wealthy guests to participate in some kind of auction. Can the elderly hunters infiltrate the gala event without Blake getting wise? What do the kelpie and its probable master have in store for the abductees? Is there a chance that they can be saved? Find out, in the conclusion to The Kelpie’s Brood!