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The Night Before (a Starship Teapot short)

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Lem and her dog, Spock, have a late-night encounter with a stowaway.

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Teapot…
Not a creature was stirring, not even a lonely robot;
The stockings were hung in the mess hall with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

This story is also available as a free audiobook, read by Kay Eluvian. Why not grab both?
You will get a TXT (356B) file

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Your book will be delivered direct from the printer, Bookvault. Shipping is free for customers in the UK and the US only. If your country doesn't come up as an option, please get in touch with me (info @ and I'll see what I can sort out.

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Jan O.

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1 year ago

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Will Lem be able to share her Christmas traditions with her shipmates? Or will someone sabotage all her holiday efforts?
It doesn't need to be Christmas and you don't have to celebrate or even believe in Christmas spirit to enjoy this fast, fun story.

David A. F.

Verified Buyer

1 year ago

More marvelous Teapot drama bounty! Very Yes!

S I Clark shares again a wild imagination of what SciFi may delightfully serve us for a dimensional and delightful shift in our perception. Well-written, surprising and very creative future tech enrich great story lines with cosmic twists.


Verified Buyer

1 year ago


This writer is brilliant, such a lovely, well written, amusing sci fi stories! In a way they remind me a little of Terry Pratchett's Truckers series! A beautiful way to look at the world differently! I do strongly recommend!

Regina D.

Verified Buyer

1 year ago

When Lem and Spock make new Christmassy friends

A short, sweet, and very teapotterly take on the classic poem.


Verified Buyer

1 year ago

a good read that makes you smile!

Makes you pause and think this Christmas season ...