The Titan Consortium

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer “Okay, Mister, er…,” Phillip Richfield glanced at his monitor, “Rousseau, what’s the crisis? Is something wrong with the orbital elevator pump?” Soren Rousseau, one of the many “facilitators” hired by The Greenhouse Gas Project, had ...

Vendetta

Author : Ken McGrath I’m taking my time, figuring it’s best to be patient. By letting him feel secure and safe he’ll never suspect what’s happening. Never realise that I've been slowly bleeding him dry all this time, running him to bodily ruin. I read something once about ...

Dark Side of the Sun

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Featured Writer Klaxons screamed inside the ship as she plunged into the Sun. The three crew members on the main flight deck were violently shaken in their couches. Their Kevlar straps strained under the onslaught. “We’re entering the upper ...

The Scar in the Universe

Author : Matthew Edwin Terry Everything that is, everything that was, is destined for vacuity. It is the undeniable future of all existence. It is the predetermined course of all cognitive dominions. As the many galactic commonwealths before, stretching and grasping at the ...

Spotted

Author : Ryon Moody A knock at the door caused Gerald to drop the book he was perusing. Carefully keeping out of sight of the large bay windows that fronted the house, he looked through the peep hole. A thin, older man in a disheveled herringbone sport-coat was standing there ...

Chronovore

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer

I hunt the Time Killers.

I am the person they call in when they have a chronovore infestation. These creatures are bright blue and frog-like with the giant faceted eyes of an insect. Millilocular lenses, each one seeing progressively ...

You're In Good Hands

Author : Martin Berka The young man walks into the room. I know what he's going to say. He looks at me, trying to form the words. "Can you...understand me?" he asks, self-consciously. "That is the least of what I can do," I reply, choosing to use the voice and image of a ...

Oops

Author : William Tracy Philip had never been very interested in history. If he had been, he might have known about the Fertile Crescent in the ancient Middle East. He might have known how, paradoxically, a barren desert became the birthplace of agriculture. In a parched ...

Faces

Author : David Richey There it is again. That face. It’s there every morning when I look in the mirror. Staring back at me. I suppose I should be grateful. Not everyone gets this privilege. You have to be judged morally sound and of benefit to the population to be ...

The Green Hills of Mars

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Featured Writer When the last Earthmen landed on the Martian surface, they would have sworn they were suffering from some form of mass hallucination or hysteria. Perhaps the ship had taken a hit from a micro meteor and the crew was succumbing to ...

Roland

Author : David Burkhart “Jones! I want your squad to patrol to the far end of sector 6. Don’t engage the enemy unless attacked. We just want to know what’s out there. And take the Roland with you. I know Roland’s new and you haven’t been briefed on all of his capabilities but ...

Warfare

Author : Chris Faulkner The generals stood in their finest uniforms looking at the war raging on the planet below. Despite being so far above the planet, an occasional bright flash could be seen. A large display showed troop movements and readouts along with live streaming ...

Rightful Life

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer The prosecutor stood up and addressed the Judge. “Your Honor, now that the Mr. Barr has been found guilty of murdering Kurt Atwater, the prosecution wishes to announce its intention to seek the imposition of the death penalty, as ...

Time Net

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The old man was a genius but kept it to himself. He lived in an old house outside of the city. He didn’t have friends. He kept himself busy with hobbies. His latest project had been a frustrating one. The problem was material. By ...

See, Hear, Smell, Touch, Taste

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Arway sat down gently at the desk. Dust was already starting to gather, defying the environment scrubber's valiant attempts to keep the air spotless. Two weeks, maybe three. Careful not to disturb anything, he leaned as close as he dared ...

The Real Thing

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Featured Writer “Goddamn it, this is the seventh time this week that this goddamn machine has stolen money from me,” Joe screamed, feebly punching the mechanical purveyor of carbonated beverages, “the goddamn thing has more of my money than I ...

Reactor Number Two

Author : Dale Anson It had taken eleven reactors on Earth for the first success, each one larger than the previous, each one providing the power to get the next one going, but fusion power had been achieved. All the safe and endless power that anyone could want. There were ...

Why I Hate the Colonists

Author : John Eric Vona

I don’t listen to all that propaganda from Earth Authority. I’m not some mindless rocket rider, I can think for myself. Government announcements about the “barely human filth” living off-world are just filth themselves. They’re no less human; doesn’t matter ...

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