This thread is a continuation of the long-running Sciforums Fleet thread, also here in SciFi & Fantasy. After running it's course, the SciForums Fleet members (all 5 of us!) have elected to 'go in another direction' with a zombie survival story. Everyone is welcome to join in of course. The back story is thus: Earth, 2044. A world not too far from our own. Man has not made it to the stars but has established a collection of spacestations in Earth orbit. On the planet below, a well-meaning scientist has created a virus that can belay the effects of death. This virus has, however, caused a zombie pandemic. All this has taken place a couple of years before this story is set. There are a few survivors scattered across the planet, as well as in a few of the orbiting space stations. As a contributor, you can place yourself anywhere on the planet and be equipped as well or as poorly as you choose. The remaining members of the Sciforums Fleet have a backstory of their own. This is the quick version: coming from their own, alternative, universe, they exist around the year 3010. They have an array of highly-advance technology and a collection of awesome ships. However, due to a catastrophic battle with a powerful foe in Earth orbit, they are now about to find themselves flung through a wormhole into another reality (this one). Their ships and the majority of their tech will be destroyed and they will be scattered and marooned on the zombie-infested planet below, in the year 2044. (For the long version, why not read the original thread? I'd recommed starting from Post 431 here: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=36421&page=22) Post as often as you like, keep it friendly andif you have to go off-topic, please start your post with 'OUT-OF-GAME', as this keeps the flow, erm, flowing. See you on the ice!