1. Vampires thrive in space. Hidden far away from their homeworld’s sun and feasting on synthetic blood, their undeath adapts easily to the vacuum.
2. When he gets home there’s a plain cardboard box on the step with his name on it, but no indication of who it’s from or what’s inside.
3 She’s got six sets of eyes to choose from and she cycles through them thoughtfully as she gets dressed. He’s not sure why it matters which set she wears, most of them are combat eyes and this is a date, not an ambush.
4. “You’ve come to die.” Their eyes narrowed as he nodded. “Why?”
5. Magic and technology don’t mix. Want a hard drive or cell phone so corrupted not even a military AI can unscramble it? Just let me hold it for a few minutes. It’s shady work, I know that, but it puts food on my table and clothes on my kid’s back.