Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home

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Science Fiction
Outer space
Outer space
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@party competition
1st place of 2
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XYZZY Awards 2010
Best Writing
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XYZZY Awards 2010
Finalist - Best Game, Best Story, Best Setting, and Best Implementation
Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home
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Author(s) Andrew Plotkin
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 19-Jun-2010
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

You are an improved model*, carrying nothing, at the docks of Myrmidal where your ship, Horizon of Night, awaits. Myrmidal is the queen of the bright worlds where all is delight, but even its many charms can weary one. So this morning you will forsake the dancing, the music, your friends. You will raise the monomolecular sails, weigh anchor, and leave Myrmidal for other unknown worlds. Perhaps you'll have a story to tell when you return.

* It is unclear whether the PC is human or even has a gender.


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