THE CRYPT Book One: Crew Stories - by Scott Sigler

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THE CRYPT:Book One – Crew Stories
It is the best-kept and worst-kept secret in the Planetary Union navy. The PUV James Keeling, a warship that does things that no other ship can do. It is a weapon, and a liability. The rumor is that eighty percent of the people assigned to the Keeling die before their two-year stint is up. That rumor is the reason for the ship’s nickname — The Crypt, a vessel full of the dead.

Those with a promising career, those with connections, those that can can avoid service on the Keeling do just that. But still, the ship must fight, and for that, it needs a crew. The navy assigns the worst of the worst: cowards, thieves, murderers, rapists or those with nowhere else to go, no way to opt out. Your choice is simple: be executed for your crimes, or serve two years on the keeling. If you make it out alive, your record is wiped clean and you get a fresh start.

For this crew of just over 100 souls, it will be the longest two years they have ever faced. What is this ship? Where did it come from? And why, oh, why, won’t everyone stop screaming …

THE CRYPT Book Two: ShakedownTHE CRYPT: Book Two – Shakedown
Coming soon, the crew of the PUV James Keeling embarks on their first voyage. For many of them, it will be their last.

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  1. I_AM---

    Oops, GJ

    Not my intentionn

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  2. I_AM---

    No more shopping… Yeah!!

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    Unlimited supply of BaconStrips! yum yum yum yum yum






    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  4. GJ


    I think I was just a little sick in my mouth Sealed
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  5. I_AM---


    Does this mean we might be able to grow bacon in humans?

    Could you imagine, a little incision and fresh bacon every morning!!!


  6. In_The_Out_Hole

    Let there be pork!

    My parents had the first lunar landing!!! People walked on the moon for the first time….(depending on your level of conspiracy theory paranoia) Sure i have the internet but is it wrong of me to also hope to live to see the ancestor breakout or zombie apocalypse?

  7. Coravel_Ahnae


    I wonder if they have read the awsomeness that is ancestor lol. Scott did you have a part in this???

  8. Drelijarlos

    I think I may become Jewish

    Oh man, my diet is changing as we speak!

    May barbarians invade your personal space!

  9. GJ

    Now I’m going to be looking at Pigs funny too

    I live in the country don’t you know – they are everywhere!!!
    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  10. hotchman

    MMMM Pulled…Wait a minute

    Has anyone told these scientists that they are using the wrong animal? I may never be able to eat a pulled pork sandwhich again. And I am not happy with that.

    Your Friendly Neighborhood Hotchman

  11. sigler-stalker


    i mean it was all good and fun when it was a little story, but now u bring science in on this… 


    Good! With all the alcohol i consumed this past weekend

    I’m going to need a new Liver, Kidneys, Lungs and a Heart……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000

  13. Jay_Otaku22

    being a guy….

    who has lived and worked on a farm thus having seen pregnant cows i must say ancestor has a far more realistic tone for me because if you hsave nevr seen a full on about to pop prego cow you just dont know how fucking big they really are and now science is bring us one more theoretical step closr to creating a real life ancestor….fuck


    A Flying Spoon, and Faithful Servent of The FDO

  14. Twainy


    Bad time to be a pig when they figure out how to regulate the immune system’s response … will there then be pig activists? OK not thinking about that … but now feel like reading some more Ancestor chapters while it’s still light out …

  15. scarred4life

    So I sign up to tell you how

    So I sign up to tell you how bad my cow nightmares are after reading Ancestor, and this is what I find?  I’m screwed…