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Terminal Dispatch

Published by Permuted Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

When unidentified ships begin sabotaging Thalinraya’s terraforming project, Tab must trust in his synthetic companions and lifelong friends, Vie and Wil, to help him escape before the planet comes apart in this mind-bending sci-fi adventure.

“Dayr, decrypt this word squirt with the protocol we used in EllGray-3. Your mom always said you were porous, but I think you’ll remember. I need you to know about Vie and Wil. I know our friendship was a long time ago for you now, but it’s still pretty recent for me.

Things here are poggs. Thalinraya is spiraling into its sun. And so you know, I never intended to kill myself. I’m only doing this because I have to. See you soon. —Tab

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Terminal Dispatch is a thrilling sci-fi drama set in a meticulously drawn future with complex characters and heart-pounding battles. This is the first installment in the Dispatch Sequence, a riveting new series that explores transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and the price of our drive to survive.

Dawson Nichols works at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, but he lives in creative writing. His stage works, such as Virtual Solitaire and Escher’s Hands, have won awards at dozens of international theatre festivals. His podcast, The Fourth Ambit, is available on most platforms.