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Checksum Checkmate

By Daniel, Tony

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Reproduction Date: 2014

Title: Checksum Checkmate  
Author: Daniel, Tony
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Collections: Science Fiction Collection, Baen Library Collection
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Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises


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Description: This short story takes place in the future, where Earth gets invaded by alien preditors. They create a virtual realiity battle field where the soldiers practice their battlefield skills.

Summary: The air in Theater Intake Facility was humming with geists – ghostly virtual reality representations of people, A.I.s, and even a few of the sceeve, the horseshoe-bat-nosed aliens whose species had invaded the Earth thirteen years ago. Humanity was at war with the main body of sceeve, but a small faction, the Mutualists, had proved to be valuable allies and had given Earth a chance to fight back and avoid total domination. They take turns fighting in a life like virtual reality program which helps them prepare for battle.

Excerpt: They’re getting better and better at making these things, NOCK thought. Not only that, the Twelve had tons of specialized apps available. There was even an app for feeling drunk, had he wanted to download it. He had downloaded a fairly costly suite of chemical analysis tools at Leher’s suggestion. The commander claimed these would to make NOCK’s work with the sceeve – both allies and enemies – go much more smoothly. Maybe one day he would even be able to understand sceeve smell-talk in the raw. Leher was rumored to be the first person ever to have acquired the ability.

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