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Author: Jae Miles, Staff Writer “The Atrox is a perfect blend of artificially grown organics and 3D-printed cerametal. Able to withstand impacts that would crush a man to pulp, regardless of whether he is in body armour or not.” General Navores looks back down into…

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The Triangles

Author: Kathleen Bryson You had been murmuring in your sleep about a particular breed of polygon for weeks, but – you being you – you never wanted to talk about it over breakfast. Isoceles, I wondered, woken beside you and your apnea machine, sirens sliding like…

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A Green Apple

Author: Paul Colby Hirvath led the way down a narrow valley in the highlands of Euclid. As he approached the foot of a cliff, he looked up into the white sky, threaded with bands of purple cirrus. The Archivist trailed him by five or six meters, taking his way more…

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Space & Aces

Author: Josh Jennings Wood So Johnny settled into the diurnal mechanics of this place: the slip of water down the bathroom drain, a little like the roaring strain of boosters heard from inside the cockpit’s vacuum; the music of birds, in and out of earshot as they…

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Family Night

Author: Leon Taylor Despite the sheets of cold rain, Barry hummed a cheery off-Broadway tune as he straightened his loud red tie. “Don’t forget your umbrella,” his wife said. “Won’t need it. Marty is picking me up.” “And don’t forget Family Night. Try to come home a…

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I Dream in Kaleidoscopes

Author: S.R Malone None were allowed to upset the status quo. This was the point of the neuro-signalling headsets, to stem the tide of those whose thoughts proved too much for society. Were these dangerous folk? No, not always. In fact, they’re your regular Joes:…

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Made of Glass

Author: Torion Oey The Future is Now. Dwight Crosby frowned, narrowing his eyes at the bold text that had appeared on his eyeglasses. Despite his conscious distaste for the clichéd ad, the text enlarged and filled his vision, an automatic process resulting from a…

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Why Did You Run?

Author: Jae Miles, Staff Writer I’ve been a fool for many things, but she who survived the cyber-conversion with me has always been my only weakness. That was true even before we fought and bled alongside each other for six years. At first, we kept a distance. When we…

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Alien Babble

Author: Joshua Daniels 10 Was how many years Jim and Sally were together before the Global Aeronautical Service called ‘all intrepid adventurers willing to travel to the great unknown!’ 9 Was how many astronauts were finally whittled down for the ‘Voyage of a…

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I am an explorer

Author: Richard Jordan The truth is you can’t tell much about a world from orbit. You can scan as much as you like, you can send out probes and even scouts – and we do all these things – but unless you set foot on the surface yourself, you can never really understand…

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The Broken Fishbowl

Author: Alzo David-West The day had been long and busy. I was on the Marsport Metro on my way home. The pilotless shuttle shook and rattled and made its usual stops. The time was late, and not many people were on board. At one of the stops, a woman of thirty-eight or…

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Fish Is Good For The Heart

Author: John Albertson The doctor is sat trimming his nails with a scalpel when I float into the surgery. He glances up and grunts, nodding his head towards a bed covered in a white sheet. The entire surgery is white, sterile, except for one wall which is glass. And…

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Out of the Loop

Author: John Teets The gentle rumble of truck engines filled the museum backlot, accompanied by the soft crunch of gravel beneath tires, and the occasional rustling of pale, haphazard fields of grass in the wind. The warehouses and loading bays painted a dull light…

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Wherehole

Author: Steve Smith, Staff Writer Marcus followed June from the school after class, across the back field, up over the train tracks, and down the other side into the woods. “Where are we going?” He struggled to keep up, his backpack catching on a branch as she forged…

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The Titania Exhibition

Author: Glenn Leung This happened so long ago, so I’ll understand if you doubt this story’s authenticity. Nevertheless, I swear on my honour, whatever that’s worth, that everything I’m about to describe, really happened. I don’t think I need to tell you about the…

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Pallas Palu

Author: Michael Anthony Dioguardi Only one man had ever landed on Pallas Palu—a meter-wide asteroid composed entirely of palladium. He was my former partner, Denton Fitzpatrick, and he’d been mining the Taurus cluster for decades. The asteroid wrangler snuck in…

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Flat Lines

Author: Robert Beech My brain is dead. I should feel nothing. After all, the brain is the thing that thinks and feels, is it not? “Garbage in, garbage out,” that was the rule taught by the first computer programmers. So, with no input, there should be no output. I…

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Memory Swipe

Author: Ilias Stroulias Ever since I was little, bad memories dragged me down like weights chained around my neck. I still recall vividly that time in English class when the teacher called me a monkey for messing around with my friends. The whole class laughed and all…

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