The Five Star Stories

August 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm (6 Heads, Five Star Stories) (, , , , , )

The Five Star Stories – 1989 – Japan

In a Medieval-like space-faring future, knights known as “headdliners” pilot bipedal robots called “mortar headds”. For unclear reasons, operating the mortar headds requires a “fatima”—a beautiful female android copilot. Headdliners and fatimas share a strong emotional bond, and are paired in a highly ritualized process. This relationship is the focal point of The Five Star Stories. On a desert planet, a mortar headd engineer reconnects with a fatima he helped raise. Against the wishes of some petty nobles, the fatima selects the engineer as her headdliner. The two flee the planet under threat of death.

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