Rachel Zakuta

Reckless Space Pirates

You have a choice: join a crew of space pirates to steal priceless slime from a nest of mushroom-like aliens–or hoodwink the pirates and team up with the mushroom colony to prevent an interstellar war!

“Reckless Space Pirates” is a thrilling interactive science-fiction novel where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and powered by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Will you survive the infamous space-slime pits? Will you earn the respect of the crew, or even start a romance with a space pirate? Can you negotiate with the fungoid aliens, despite linguistic and cultural barriers? Or will you blast their rubbery guts, plunder the slime pits, and retire in luxury?

Other Publications

“What It’s Like Trying to Describe the Cessation of Pain.” The Mighty, January 2021.

“It’s OK to Have Mixed Feelings About Living with a Disability.” The Mighty, August 2020.

“Memories of Snow” Aoife’s Kiss, December 2011

“Rebecca West’s Extraordinary Reality” Interfictions Zero, June 2011

“Children of the War” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, June 2011

“Election” Moon Washed Kisses, January 2011

“Swipe” Semaphore Magazine, June 2009; Semaphore Anthology, December 2009