A group of scientists and the Marines assigned to guard them are on the surface of planet Novus-147 assessing it for potential human colonization. When a deadly storm rolls in with no warning, they lose contact with the USS Calypso in orbit overhead.
Will they survive? Will they be able to reestablish contact?
Pioneer Horizon tells the origin story of the planet Nidus and its original settlers. It is part of Mydlands, a Creative Commons sci-fi universe. This is a short story (approx. 14 minutes average reading time).