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 ...

She Wore Red

Author : Natalie Metzger The Company had come for her sooner than she had expected. It had only been five hours since she had liberated the compound from the Company's labs. It had been an inside job, planned out months in advance. She knew that they would find out ...

Beautiful Sky

Author : Sharoda I've been out on the porch watching the sky; I'm out here pretty much all the time since I had to medicate Sharon. The sky is beautiful now, day and night, filled with shooting stars and colors that you just don't normally see. Sharon was fretting and ...

Voyage of The Crimson Lady

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Featured Writer In the cavernous interior of the ships main docking bay, three coffin like tanks came to life. Inside each, the senior officers of The Crimson Lady were resuscitated. The tank lids retracted and a thin mist spilled to the floor, ...

The Head of the Snake

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer Dominating the center of “The War Room” was a large horseshoe-shaped mahogany conference table. At the head of the table sat the President of The United Earth, and his Joint Chiefs of Staff. Along the two sides of the conference table ...

Miner

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer She left me for a space trucker. I wasn’t even mad. Hell, I understood. The thing about space truckers is that they drive space trucks. They go from place to place. They come in to port, drop some stuff off and then, and this is the ...

To Sleep Alone

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Nathan hated fighting with Claire. It was inevitable; they'd been awake and otherwise alone with the ship, tending to its needs, granting their minds a temporary reprieve from the long sleep. If you spent a few months alone with only your ...

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