The Great Escape

Author : Krista Bunskoek Racing down the barren street, she grinned like an escaped fugitive. She'd done it. She'd done it again! Taking away her network privileges! Ha! It only fueled her flame. With more time to plot, to create, to be on her way to feel the thrill of ...

Totems

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer Hadrian’s bloody Wall. Originally built to keep the Picts out when the Romans finally realized my ancestors were too surly to civilise. Since then it’s been used in books and films, every damn time to keep something nasty in the North from ...

Tin Man

Author : O. Alexander I open my eyes. They burn after another restless night, filled with nightmares. Three weeks in the jungle, playing deadly cat and mouse games with a neo-leftist demolition squad, can have that effect. I get up and walk unsteadily into the bathroom. ...

Reichmare

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer Hitler's daughter was ruling with a penchant for experimentation. She talked of a future where Aryans were recognized by their deeds and initiative, not by the colour of their skin or hair. Controversial and beautiful, Hitler's daughter was short ...

A Patient Found In A Field Near Kent

Author : Jabez Crisp Vagner: Your name please? Niken: Niken, William, Flight Lieutenant, 10039880 Vagner: [pause] Date of birth? Niken: 29th February 1912 Vagner: And you went missing how long ago? Niken: To me, well... it has been two years. To you, sixty? Eighty? I'm ...

Superfluous

Author : Suzanne Borchers Edwin lay on his metal bed, his android body hooked into a myriad of short cables to feed his systems for the night. How long had it been since Father had touched his cold metallic arm and flooded it with warmth? How long had it been since he had ...

20,000 Years Ago

Author : B. H. Isaac My surroundings changed in an instant. The neglected display room and my parked martini glass disappeared, replaced by a frozen landscape with glacial winds tearing at my loosened tux. Fear gave me the momentary strength to free myself from the ...

All Natural

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Tensevn broke cover on the fourth floor landing and sprinted flat out across the entire expanse of the building, hurdling the refuse of a hundred years of vacancy to take refuge in the fire escape on the South side. Beneath and behind him he ...

Situation Stranded

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer He walked and he calculated. The intense red sun beat down yet, as always, the suit kept things temperate. He urinated without thinking, and on he walked. He glanced at his wrist and saw that it was nearly rest time. The dry little planet ...

The High Branch

Author : Phil Newton Sammy always used his polished titanium Tek-Tech Grav Boots to reach the Hundred Foot High Branch — cheater. I climbed. I climbed well. Still, grav boots were cool. I wish my parents had money. 'Wiry', that's what coach called me. I should try wrestling. ...

From Beyond the Gates of Death

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer She cries into my arms as they come for us. Such a simple thing, this expression of heartbreak through physical reflex. "I thought I'd lost you." Her hand brushes my cheek and curls around my neck. So soft. The touch is like a feather ...

Oddtown

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer It was a way of life down here to prove how far you were willing to go. The stew of Oddtown. The people that lived here knew that they'd never work in a place that required a dress code let alone a mannered way of behaving. The ...

Bringing Up Em

Author : Jason Verch It was time to put Em to sleep, but he could tell there was something on her mind. "Everything ok sweetie?" he asked. "Dad. Kay is an AI, right?" "Well sure, you know that. She is a robot with an AI built in that controls her." "But I thought AIs were ...

Melting

Author : Peter Andrews The unmoving city. My city. The boy is frozen now, four, maybe five, feet from the ground, cheeks pulled by inertia's invisible fingers. It is up to me--he might never turn into viscera, his limbs and neck at deathly angles. His family might never ...

Neptune Event

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer The Neptune was a first class luxury star liner, the finest of everything from stem to stern; from her massive chandeliers hanging from cavernous twenty meter and higher ceilings to the never-ending filigree of intricately wood-carved ...

Customer Support

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Staff Writer "Thank you for calling BIOMEK customer support. My name is Tammy, how may I help you today?" "Hi Tammy, I'm having a little problem with my domestic. I am a little frustrated here. I hope you can help me." "I am sorry to hear that. ...

Fly Dark, Fly Fast

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer "Bring us to membrane distance," ordered Commander Richards. Yeoman Miller deftly maneuvered the UESS Kenar toward the subspace membrane separating the primary universe from the adjacent multiverse where they were currently operating. ...

ABC

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer "A is for Android, B is for Blood," They chant so happily, without a care in the world. I love them so much, but that is exactly why I am crèche matresse. The room is huge and covered with colourful pictures of all the neo-heroes and the ...

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