Thanks For The Memories

Author : Liz Lafferty Memory swap was the addictive drug of the 23rd Century. Swap was rather a misnomer; one had to be dead in order to be relieved of the memories locked inside the brain. No known process had been developed to remove the memories from a living person ...

Logos Ex Machina

Author : Eric Rosenfield This will be my last post. A warning. A cautionary tale. Those of you who've known me these past few years know how I love my Mistress. She raised me. Loved me. Linked me. I remember before link, much as humans say they remember their early ...

You Either Love It Or You Hate It

Author : Phill English 'Gaeriy, I've got some bad news.' 'What's that Broux?' 'Well, I've finished the calculations and it turns out that in order for us to co-habit this planet, we're going to have to wipe out half of them.' 'Oh, wow, that's a bit of a bummer isn't it? ...

Checkmate

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Staff Writer President James Jonathon Mathews spent the first evening of his administration alone staring out the window of the Oval Office. He contemplated the events that had led him to this moment. He considered the countless intertwined series ...

Preempting the Martian Attack

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer After trudging for miles through the soft, shifting red sand, I was nearly exhausted. Using all the strength that I could muster, I climbed over the lip of a crater, and ducked into the shadows. I’d be virtually invisible now. I’d be ...

All Will Be Gooden

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer It’s dawn. Unisun now, Twosun later. Wee mickle Trisun appresta that. The colony’s ticking up. Auld’uns like me waken up early. Shipment-time belding crops back to Earth coming down uswards. Myself, I’m worrying. The woild musk ...

Eighty Tons of Happiness

Author : Helstrom Neil hadn't been the same since he became a MALCIV. For one, he didn't drink anymore. Couldn't, really. Of course we all tried to find ways around that, Neil first and foremost – leave it to the Marines to find new and interesting ways of killing braincells. ...

Two Minutes

Author : Axel Taiari ...And warps him back two minutes ago through an internal blizzard of gunmetal sparkles, the time-storm scrambling his brain before the world reboots. Swirling colors rearrange themselves. Janus stands still, gulping down the motion sickness, his confused ...

When It's Time

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer "I don't care if it's selfish, I don't want you to go." Sam stood halfway between the doorway and the foot of the bed, caught between staying and walking away. "It is selfish, but I understand. I'm tired Sam, I'm worn out and it's time for ...

Time Travel

Author : Katie West “I’ve figured it out you know,” I said it casually as we ate lunch at our kitchen table. Right before I took a bite of my sandwich. “Figured what out?” He looked at me questioningly, and then with annoyance once he realized I had filled my mouth with food ...

Garbage Scow

Author : Asher Wismer Jenkis and Layla examined the husky robot. It stood fifteen feet high, maybe nine feet wide at its thickest point, gaping, many-toothed mouth in the front. "It's pretty ugly," Layla said. "Maybe a coat of paint." "Maybe a coat of new parts," Jenkis ...

Married Life is Strange

Author : Kathy Kachelries, Staff Writer My husband doubts the existence of history.  I wonder why I married this man. When I woke up to the banshee-screech of a bandsaw, I assumed we were getting another door.  He likes that too, building doors.  But, when I came downstairs ...

Molt

Author : J.R. Blackwell, Staff Writer The suns rotate around each other, red over yellow, yellow over red, and Sharra's skin sheds again. Yet again, she had refused to mate. He hasn’t had a single sexual encounter during the last sun rotation and her body knows. It thinks it ...

Relative Weather

Author : S. Craig Renfroe, Jr. The hail slammed the ground like the ground was some poor kid who preferred writing out math problems to kicking a red rubber ball. That ball pitted like the kid’s face. The ground was pretty pitted by the hail. I never had that problem. I ...

Texicana

Author : Christopher Booth The war was over…sorta…The big one was over. It led to the Texan independence wars. Eventually five states all wanting to be called Texas. He is dressed in blue denim and gray to match the day. A cold dull light comes inside. Vern never liked ...

Empty Nest

Author : Richard "Zig" Zagorski Harmonia, in low orbit, drifted over the red planet just as she had done for over a year now. Her electronic ears constantly straining to hear the voices of her children down below. It had been too long since she had heard from some of ...

Guardian Angel

Author : Daniel Titus Allan stood alone on the observation deck. He had been there for hours, looking down at the planet below. It was a breathtaking view, the clouds, the sea, the land, but the physical features were ultimately unimportant. What was important were all the ...

Et Tu, Boris?

Author : Q. B. Fox “Ah, Mr. Dolgonosov, welcome to the Vatican,” enthused Father O’Connor. “Please, call me Boris,” the Russian said in barely accented English, thrusting his long fingered hand deep into the priest’s pudgy grasp. “Boris it is,” acknowledged O’Connor, ...

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