Free to a Good Home

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer YOUNG DOMESTICATED HAND-RAISED HUMAN BEINGS FREE TO A GOOD HOME I have 5 young (13 Earth Years) DOMESTICATED pet humans that are looking for loving nest hives. These humans have been handled since birth, have no problem with…

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Gather Unto Me

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer The sea of faces looks like a spattering of pale raindrops against the dark pastiche of their clothing. This demonstration promised to be ‘a spectacular denial of President Lacorn’s policies’ and it is. The estimates place the heaving…

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Yearning for Humanity

Author : James McGrath He would arrive soon. My partner, DA09-V65, was sure of that. “The programming of your ’emotion’ is conflicting with your logic,” he replied when I questioned his certainty, “With the information we have that is easy to deduce.” I sighed, “Ok…

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For Everything Else

Author : Phillip Riviezzo -Raw materials for construction of labor habitat modules: Sixty million stellar credits. -Neutronium fuel for supply ship transit: Eighty-five million stellar credits. -Third-generation hostile environment mining equipment: Five hundred…

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The Swamp Moon King

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer A gas giant named Zeus in the Organa cluster is so big that even its moons have moons. These mini-moons are called moonlets. There are 45 moons and over three hundred moonlets. It makes for very complicated diplomacy. Resources…

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Unplugged

Author : Tony Taylor “What do you mean a technical difficulty?” Catherine spoke down to him, in more ways than one. Her tone was sharp and her stature intimidating. “Well, I d-don’t know exactly.” A hunched over man replied. “I ran some tests but haven’t found…

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All is Fair

Author : Nathan Witkin “I love you.” Electric and electrochemical signals send chills up the trigger fingers of the sentient beings on both sides, as every one of them wait in attack positions across all the light years of the universe containing the miracle of life…

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All Your Realities

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer The trees are huge, thickly crowned with leaves that show a myriad of verdant shades in the setting sun’s light. The undergrowth is burgeoning with a diversity of flora and varieties of animal noises. “Man, this place!” “I know! Never…

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Reconquista

Author : Bob Newbell Pluto went dark first. Just some technical problem, everyone said. And, of course, we all knew it wasn’t. Superconductors operate very reliably on a world with a mean surface temperature of -229°C. One moment the data stream from Pluto’s…

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Junkies

Author : Tyler Hawkins Fifty dollars to go, and I can visit the clinic again. Man, do I miss it. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried it, but you definitely should, dude. Tried what? You mean you don’t even know what it is? Wow man, you’re so behind the times. Diving™…

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6 ABD : The Gift

Author : J. Louis The day Hell broke through the surface of the Earth was etched in his brain. Sirens blared, signaling the air raid had begun. Shadows of zeppelins blotted out the sunlight, their engines roaring through the endless expanse of the sky. He looked at…

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Storm Rider

Author : Desmond Hussey, Staff Writer “Doppler readings show primary vortex three hundred meters off starboard and closing fast on my position,” I radio to the control hub, half submerged into the desert mesa two miles away. “Wind speed… 400kph and rising. All systems…

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Even a Non Corporeal Can Get Lonely

Author : David K Scholes Deep Space The Far Future The entity slowed down to take in the grandeur of it all. It had seen much of wonder during what it considered its comparatively short existence. Black holes, neutron stars, binary star systems, magnetic pulse stars,…

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Silence

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The worst thing about their weapons was the silence. They flickered like a strobe light but anyone caught in that beam had a layer of meat burned off for every flash. They melted like snowmen in a microwave but snowmen didn’t have…

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Endless Sun

Author : Aiza Mohd Today is our last day on Earth. This morning, I beheld the sun rising over the Arctic. From all the way down in our dwelling, it felt like it was worlds away. Behind me I saw Naamin. She’d discovered her brother, who’d died in the night, while I…

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Future War 3

Author : Mordecai J Banda Michael had come back from his daily walk. He had eaten his breakfast and attended to various things to keep himself healthy. Now it was gaming time. This past month the Future Warfare 3 had had a special event that called on worldwide…

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Green Lights

Author : Andrew Schnell On the twentieth anniversary of their launch, the citizens of the Lincoln gathered along the main promenade for a celebration. Chief Engineer Leonid Zuyev was in the avionics bay, keeping an ear to the ship’s broadcast of the proceedings. He…

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Leave Note at the 7-Eleven

Author : Aiza Mohd Haan has found a cup of noodles from the future. ‘Mfg. 09 Jul 2036,’ reads the bottom of the cup. The year is 2013. Haan is a penniless college student with an unbalanced diet, too much time, few friends and a cup of ramen from the future. All five…

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