Where's my jetpack?

Author : Carter Lee What happened to your future? We’re it. We, men from the future, have kidnapped you the day before you were going to make your ground-breaking new invention known to the world. We’ve taken the invention itself, and every scrap of paper and every…

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Respawn Malfunction

Author : Steven Holland “Mr. Coleman, I already know everything you will teach; therefore, I’m going to ignore you and read about time travel and reincarnation.” Jamie Faulkner was 17, beautiful, and knew it – but didn’t seem to care. She possessed a lean, athletic…

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A Sky Empty but for the Sun

Author : JC Crumpton The brown-haired man raised his eyelids that felt swollen and heavy to a sky filled with a burning light as it bore pain angrily into the back of his head. A deep crack split the right side of his bottom lip, forcing him to wince and shrink from…

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Adrift

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Staff Writer Battles in space aren’t the cool atmosphere bound dogfights of the twentieth century that are still depicted in movies. Battles in space are a matter of orbital mechanics, patience and stealth. Real fighters aren’t streamlined,…

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The Last Puppy

Author : James C.G. Shirk CANINE STUDIES INSTITUTE HQ (Abr. Final Project Report) Status: One survivor Breed: Retriever (mixed) Name: Pita Sex: Male Age: 5 Weeks Pathology: Infected w/CCDV Prognosis: Terminal within two weeks. End of Report Submitted by: Dr. Anthony…

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Gifted

Author : Michael F. da Silva It started with a minor skirmish in a conflict between minor universes. A third-world war on a cosmic scale. Those universes were already unfathomably older than this one at any pace. An absolute zero trooper was wounded trying to avoid a…

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More or Less

Author : Jason Frank She asked for more. I asked something like, “More? More? It’s all yours already. Look around. Everything, every single thing is yours. The couch decided to settle into a shape that complements your rear, not mine; the curtains, you painted on…

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Survival

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer There is a clarity that comes with crisis, he thought, a simplicity that comes with emergency. That’s why this movie night on a space station named Heron 6 pinned in the perihelion lagrange point between Triskus and Constantine…

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Conventional Warfare

Author : Ian Rennie “I look ridiculous.” “You look fine.” “What is this garment made of, anyway?” “A stretchy polymer filled with some kind of foam. It simulates the effect of muscles on your thorax.” “Why would I want to have muscles on my thorax?” “Because that’s…

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Fundamental Laws

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer “Exactly what do you expect is going to happen, Dr. Erwin?” asked Captain Podolsky as he stared out the aft viewport. “Well, Captain, if Schrodinger’s unpublished theorem is correct, when I create a quantum bubble around that…

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You Deserve A Break Today

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Staff Writer “With the launch of Grimace 4, the MacDonaldCorp orbital facility will be completed on time and ready to begin dishing out delicious meals at competitive prices to our brave astronauts as well as the astronauts and cosmonauts of…

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Product Recall

Author : Phillip English “Listen, that kind of thing ain’t my problem!” “Well whose problem is it then? I got a lotta pressure from the top brass on this one, and I’ve got to tell ‘em something!” Ba’rhy and Gleeg stalked along the walkway over the steam cookers,…

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In the Beginning

Author : Tom Kepler A large, rectangular container slid silently through the air, a dull, umber metal box, utilitarian and featureless except for the alternating pattern of raised and lowered slabs of metal that were the connecting construction of the rectangle—all…

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Unsuitable

Author : Jason Frank We weren’t supposed to take our suits off, not ever. We were supposed to find the survey team that disappeared. We found out what happened to them, all right, and then we took our suits off, just like they did. I’m writing this with my suit off (I…

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Grey Days

Author : Ian Goodall The days started to grey, that was all the warning we were given. At first, it went unnoticed to most. A few obscure colours became blander, faded. Then I saw it in my wife’s visage. Her sparking blue eyes began to fade. Her hair, fiery as the…

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Never Ask a Woman Her Age

Author : Martin Berka Krinna Lorens blinked as she woke up. She felt extremely refreshed, and was wide awake in about 15 seconds – sleeping was healthy. The lid of the bed slid aside, and the date appeared in front of her, hovering in mid-air. With a start, she…

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Jacqui Blue

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Kaine rounded the corner at a full sprint, boots kicking up plumes of sand as he tried to outpace his pursuers. No gun, no backup and rapidly losing daylight, he fought the urge to panic, swallowed it down. “Nowhere to run to Kaine,…

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Good Night, Eva

Author : Damien Krsteski He heard the stairs squeak. A jolt of adrenaline shot up his spine, tearing his hand off her plastic face. “What are you doing, Edgar?” His mother’s voice was shrill and loathsome. The basement suddenly got colder and turned twice as dark. He…

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