Panic! Horror In Space

“Panic! Horror In Space” is a series of science-fiction-horror stories in the same setting featuring mostly the same regular characters, with the occasional introduction of new characters or settings.

The premise for this concept was to create a horror-sci-fi story in a series of connected short fiction installments. For more detail about this series, visit About Panic! Horror In Space.

While on an otherwise routine deep-space mission to chart new territory on the frontier of unknown space, the Pioneer Fleet starship Mercury is probably the unluckiest ship in history. Not once, not twice, but many times over, the same hapless crew – give or take a few dozen casualties – on a supposed voyage of deep space exploration, stumble into the weird, wake the creepy and trip over the downright terrifying and possibly even supernatural…

Mercury Rising” and “Mercury Resurgent” appear in the first installment (#1), where the reader is introduced to main characters Stuart Flane and Vic Chapman, and some of the crew of the ill-fated starship Mercury. More stories are to follow in subsequent installments.

The story continues in #2, which features “Dead Center” and “Through A Dark Glassy“.

#3 is set to feature “The Big Rain” and another as yet untitled story.


These are some of the more prominent or regular characters that appear in the series, others that are more incidental and transient are not listed.

  • Chapman, Vic – Commander, Executive Officer of the Terran starship I.S.S. Mercury.
  • Flane, Stuart – Captain of the Terran starship I.S.S. Mercury.
  • Franklin, Paul – Lieutenant, nurse aboard the Terran starship I.S.S. Mercury.
  • Killian, Fred – Doctor, chief medical officer of the Terran starship I.S.S. Mercury.
  • Mahoney, Samuel – junior pilot & assistant of the loderunner Marconi.
  • Severance, Abel Dyke – Senior pilot of the loderunner Marconi.

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