“The only reason we’re not dead is because
they have no idea what we are.”
Set against the backdrop of a dark, gritty sci-fi future in which prisoners (known as “grinders”) shave time off their sentences by performing highly specialized and dangerous tasks, a group of convicts embark on a salvage mission from their Orbital Detention Platform to a defunct terraforming operation at the outer reaches of known space. There, they discover the robots that inhabit the long abandoned station have since gained sentience and have no wish to be dismantled; it becomes man versus machine in a brutal and terrifying fight for survival.
Story by Andrew Cosby
Cover by Hyoung Taek Nam