Office Politics

Office Politics
Product information
Type Short story
Author Ben H. Rome
Pages 12
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 15 January 2008
Era Jihad era
Timeline 13 March 3068

Office Politics is a short story by Ben H. Rome that was published online on BattleCorps on 15 January 2008. It was also published in print in the fifth BattleCorps print anthology, Counterattack, in 2014.

Teaser text[edit]

Sebastian learns that war in the corporate halls can be more vicious than on the battlefield. Out there, you know who your allies are...

Plot summary[edit]

With Case WHITE underway, ComStar moles on Terra including Sebastian Reginald, Bowie Industries' Director of Transportation, and Brent Rothschild, VP of Logistics, take up their clandestine work. However, office politics get in the way as Rothschild had been spied upon by a subordinate, which has revealed his secrets and compromises his and Reginald's plans. As a result, they are both killed and ComStar DropShips descending on Bowie's test flight facility find the air defense system fully operational in what should have been a secure landing zone.