Art by David Revoy/ Blender Foundation

The Second British Empire

By Alasdair Keith

We were marched down from the HMS Glory.

A new world.

New beginnings. Yet, at the same time, no change at all.

Ald Hux Colony I: our new home. Another faceless, featureless wilderness. Will-o-the-wisps, producing foggy phantasmagorias — a familiar sight. Just as with the other three planets I’d been trafficked to, the landscape was somewhat like a Turner painting. He was a remnant from the legacy of Mother Earth, having lived there during the First British Empire.

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