Dream Wave

Author : Moebius There are six of us huddled together in the pallid, bluish light of the spacious galley. Tense, wiry and sallow. We sit together in a disjointed approximation of camaraderie. I don’t know any of the faces around me and I am afraid to make any connections. Our eyes shift nervously around the […]

Cadeio III

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer Jack Roberts, captain of the starship Royal Fortune, studied the image of a blue-green planet on the monitor that was attached to the left arm of his command chair. This planet is a real puzzle, he thought. It was surrounded by 132 heavily armed satellites that crisscrossed each other’s […]

One Thin Dime

Author : Bradley Hughes E=mc2. The most famous formula ever. Not that there’s been a lot of competition. Einstein’s formula reveals that matter is just one of many forms of energy. Energy is what gets you out of bed in the morning, and energy is what leaves a bruise if you fall on your face […]

Out West

Author : Sam Clough aka “Hrekka”, Staff Writer Back when there wasn’t a war, Cohesion used to take me on drives. We usually went west, way out of town. After a few kilometres the world got weird: most people didn’t like it, but Cohesion said that it helped him think. Out of all the oddities, […]

Viva

Author : J.R.Blackwell, Staff Writer “Seven months after the Storm latched on to her memory, she didn’t know my face. Four months later, she forgot me entirely. A month after that, she forgot everything.” Jacob lowered his head. It was his day to speak at the Storm Virus Survivors meeting, and he had chosen to […]

The Library

Author : Mark Shillaker It had taken Perry all night to find the library. It was a pile of rubble of course but these days the whole city lay in ruins. Perry had only ever known dust and smashed concrete but his grandfather remembered cities with streets and skies filled with people and machines. ‘There […]

Experiment

Author : Guy Leaver Ellison looked at Anstis, then back down at the person lying on the bed. “And you say he’s been like this for hours?” he asked. Anstis grinned and nodded. “Amazing, isn’t it?” Ellison was beyond words. There had been several advances in the field of body alteration recently, but they were […]

Aliens Overboard

Author : Viktor Kuprin After the battle of Attalus III was lost, we retreated with the Tsoor flotilla. Wreckage streamed off the alien ships as we made the mind-wrenching transition into S-space. I prayed that our cruiser wouldn’t shake apart. It was only a micro-jump, just far enough to escape the attacking Helgrammites. The Tsoor […]

Cryoshift

Author : Kaj Sotala Case #6-694-39245: Michael Jones. Born September 5, 1993. Died and suspended July 8, 2012. Looks ordinary – stabbed in a drunken bar brawl, lay bleeding on the ground for a couple of hours before people noticed. Dead before reaching the hospital. No “do not suspend” order on file, so he was […]

Hooky

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer Chase. Release. Brake. Swipe. Lead. Chase. Close. Double back. Hide. Wait. Run. I’d lost them but it was always hard to tell. I’m a robot on the lam. Call me Ferrous Bueller. I didn’t go to School today. I crouch down between the dumpsters and tap into the power […]

The Last One

Author : Michael Varian Daly The woods went dead still. Carmichael did a breathing pattern to slow his pulse, keep his temperature down, not overtax his battle suit. He had a moment of peace a few dozen heartbeats back, laying upon moss, visor open, taking in bird songs, sunbeams through leaves, fresh air. Now, sealed […]

Aaron

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Aaron was quite obviously not your ordinary student. He was several years younger than any of the others at the university, but clearly far smarter. His appearance was a little eccentric, clothed in a mix of fifties white collar littered with popular current brands. His thick framed Buddy Holly […]

Kill the Poets

Author : Benjamin Fischer “My lady, is that a joke or an order?” Kalifornia raised a painted eyebrow at the the Chief Constable of Luna. The Chief was a solidly built man, veteran of the bitter room-to-room and sometimes hand-to-hand combat of the Secession. He had personally bludgeoned a brace of men to death and […]

She can Read Reality Television

Author : Sean T. Rogers She can read reality television with uncanny ability. Five minutes into the program she knows that the gay chef, the one with the balding mohawk, will be asked to leave, told to pack his knives. The vagaries of throwaway statements are her tealeaves. She sees the expressions of judges, the […]

Downtime

Author : Sean Donovan “The computers are down,” said Dhir. His voice was steady and unbroken though Lim knew that inside he was shattered. Lim stared at him, her eyes blinking back tears of sorrow and fury. The computers are down. She repeated the phrase to herself, almost as if she needed to hear the […]

Seed

Author : J.R.Blackwell, Staff Writer To the Dar, Seed is immortal. Seed knows he is not immortal, it’s just that the nature of his cellular structure, the length or certain mitochondrial chords that determine his long lifespan. Longer than the Dar, longer than the normal human life. Seed is not normal. Seed has been Altered. […]

Hoard

Author : Jennifer C. Brown a.k.a Laieanna I was twelve when the world went mad. Mom saw it coming well before then and she prepared, stocking up on goods and drilling into me the importance of keeping secret our supply. At first the epidemic seemed to spread slowly, starting in third world countries, but soon […]

The Key

Author : KimBoo York Tandoo sat on the steps, turning the key over in his hand. It was a silver stick, long and blank, and heavy. The door behind him stood solid and bright, just as without character as the key. He held the key up and let the sunlight glint off the surface. The […]

We Are the World

Author : Grady Hendrix Gaunt women in ankle-length gomesi bent over the stagnant pool and filled plastic buckets. “There’s not much of anything in Rorongi. No electricity. No running water,” Walter Bennett said earnestly. “No hope.” Emaciated children, feet swollen from protein deprivation, clung to their mothers’ skirts as they walked back to the village, […]

Remember

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Martin stood at the edge of the field, struck numb by the expanse of white crosses peppered with red, stretching out to where the earth touched the sky. “Overwhelming, isn’t it?” The voice dry, sandpaper rough. Martin turned to the old man nestled in a wheelchair, an old green […]

The Latest Model

Author : Jennifer Parsons To any who watch television, the researcher’s setup should be plenty familiar, especially so to an old R&D man like myself. Two rooms, divided by a big sheet of glass; on one side sits a table loaded with datatablets and a control panel of various buttons and switches. On the other […]

Secret Agent World

Author : Grady Hendrix John’s antenna went up, his senses clicked into hyperdrive, adrenaline slammed through his veins: grilled chicken breast! “Really?” he said. “I picked it up at Fairway. You want to eat while we watch ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’” TV during dinner? Eating off trays? It meant a blind drop. Charts, […]

The Last Days of an Imaginary Man

Author : Andy Bolt I am in a hole. It is a filthy place in a bad neighborhood in Bucharest, surrounded by government troops who are about to evilly stomp their way in here. They are having some trouble getting past my photon tent. It creates an alternating series of forty-two hundred force fields that […]

Blue Plumes

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The new planet’s soupy air made twin blue plumes out of his suit’s exhalations when the carbon dioxide reacted with the unbreathable atmosphere. It turned into blue rust flakes that scattered around him like snow. He walked over the rocky service in a grav suit that would have looked […]

Press Conference at March Field

Author : Viktor Kuprin March Air Force Base, California. “These are the rules,” instructed Major Diehl, the public affairs officer. “Report your observations. Tell them what you saw, but if they ask for your personal opinions about little green men, the press conference is over. Understood?” The security policemen nodded in understanding. “Take your seats. […]

Before the Previous Crunch

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer It was the one thousandth anniversary since Victor Kent first traveled backward in time. Of course, humans had been traveled forward in time for a thousand years before that. But, forward is easy. No paradoxes to deal with. After all, in the future, you can’t kill your father before […]

So Thirsty

Author : Kyle DeBruhl “Oh man…” Jeremy sighed as he stared out the window. “The old man’s at it again.” He pulled himself out of the chair and lumbered to the front door, seizing an rain slicker from the coat rack as he went. Thunder crackled in the distance and he peered out the embedded […]

Insist to Exist

Author : Anthony R. Elmore William rode the Green Line, making the passengers hostage to his presence. Here, they couldn’t walk away, far. They could only avoid his glare, his insistence at existence. The train stops at Parkway Station and a pretty teenage girl with soft brown hair enters the train. She glances at the […]

The Cult of Personality

Author : J.R.Blackwell, Staff Writer “I was a fat old man way before it got popular.” The fat old man leaned across the old fashioned, wooden bar. “When I chose this body it was before what’s-his-face got on the Feeds about bellies and beards. I decided I wanted to be big, on my own, for, […]

Origami Stars

Author : Sam Clough aka “Hrekka”, Staff Writer “We’ve considered the simple stuff in previous sessions, and now all of you are comfortable with the basics of folding space, correct?” The teacher saw some nods of assent from his class. “Excellent. But this is the advanced class. I’m not just going to teach you to […]

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