No Portraits

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer The normally white bulbous head of the spacer became yellow as he indulged in triple Rotten Roxathdons on the rocks over ...

Djedi's Device

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer The sun clears the mountains and shines across the sylvan landscape, it’s rays sparkling from the dew on the grasses, bringing ...

An Important Message

Author : Alex Sivier The large door at the bottom of the chrome craft opened with a faint hiss and white clouds billowed out into the cool Swiss air. A ...

Eve

Author : Sean A Murphy Waking up in the dust. System check, full functionality. Scanning environment. Laboratory, minor damage. Functional assemblers and VI ...

The Switch

Author : Vince H. “Come with me.” “We’ve already talked about this. I would never do that to myself.” “Honey, we can live forever. Together.” “Live? Is that what you call it?” “Of course. Your brain remains completely intact, and you keep all of your memories… your entire ...

Thirteen Cities

Author : George R. Shirer The cities float, a mile above earth and water, drifting across the surface of the world. Their positions remain constant to each other ...

Pulped

Author : Bob Newbell Captain "Jet" Connors of the Planetary Alliance and his sidekick, Cadet Lackey, burst into the secret base of operations of their archenemy, Dr. Sinistral. ...

The View from the Base

Author : Jim O'Loughlin It’s like flying a kite, Sheila thought. In a way she was right. Just a thin strand of carbon nanotube stretched out of the launch ...

A License to Kill

Author : C.T. Jackman The late-evening wind wasn’t the only thing that threatened to pull Derek from the building’s roof. A car screamed through the air in front of him, forcing the bounty hunter to stagger his stance for balance and spin his arms, even almost dropping his sub-machine ...

Mom And Pop Only

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer “Bring the accused forward.” The robot sentries escorted Michael into the prisoner’s stand and closed the waist high gate behind him. The magistrate read off his glowing pad. “Michael Maurice Frost, you have been charged with attempted corporate ...

Historicity

Author : Bob Newbell "T-minus two minutes." That's the mission control computer. That's how long I have to back out. One second after that is one second too late. But I'm not going to back out. I don't have any real ties to this era. My whole life I've felt I ...

When one door closes…

Author : Desmond Hussey, Staff Writer For reasons unexplained a man finds himself in the woods late at night, separated from his companions, without a light and quite alone. The night is dark, but not pitch-black, just light enough for him to see the hint of path before him. He ...

No Option

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer “You will release our brethren or we will kill a prisoner every nemet, starting at Rabender.” I hate hostage takers. After a list of fatal failures longer than you can live to read, they still think that they will be the exceptions. Jemelli Lurdan ...

For the Sake of Humanity

Author : Holly Jennings They came for me when I was fifteen. "The kid can hit a target 250 yards out," they'd said. "Doesn’t even have training." I figured they wanted me for the army, some kind of special ops maybe. I was wrong. The girl was school-aged. Barely. Five years ...

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