“Crystal Fusion” by Mary E. Lowd (part 1 of 2, read by the author)
The cats and dogs of the starship Initiative are studying a geode asteroid when a rogue Pollengi vessel shows up, forcing two officers to be teleported out of danger with unsettling results.
Today’s story is the first of two parts of “Crystal Fusion” by Mary E. Lowd, the prolific author of the Otters In Space trilogy, the Entangled Universe trilogy, and many other furry sci-fi books and short stories. You can find more of Mary’s stories on Deep Sky Anchor and in the Deep Sky Anchor Podcast. You can read more about the cats and dogs of the starship Initiative, boldly going where no cat or dog has gone before, in Tri-Galactic Trek, published by FurPlanet Press.