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Stephen Dedman

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Author of THE ART OF ARROW CUTTING, SHADOWS BITE, SHADOWRUN: A FISTFUL OF DATA and MAY THE ARMED FORCES BE WITH YOU: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION AND THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Seiun Award, the Sidewise Award, and the Spectrum Award.

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Coup de Grace

Published Mar 28, 2021 · 4,198 words (16 minutes) · 73 views

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Maybe electing a young Pope with a sense of humour was a mistake. Then again, maybe not.

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Taken from the top of the Vatican, on a vacation in Rome. I was blown away by the history, beauty, and majesty of this city, and this image captures all of these characteristics well.

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The Breaking of the Fellowship

Published Feb 26, 2021 · 3,102 words (12 minutes) · 64 views

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What might have happened if the Beatles had been successful in their quest to buy the movie rights to THE LORD OF THE RINGS?

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John Lennon Memorial in New York City, United States.

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Maiden Voyage

Published Jan 28, 2021 · 4,045 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 63 views

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When a televangelist's gimmick threatens to backfire, he calls on an advertising man to come up with a bold new way to shear his flock.

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Morning Reading

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Chosen

Published Dec 20, 2020 · 2,639 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 237 views

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'twas the week before Christmas...

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Line of Defence

Published Nov 28, 2020 · 2,261 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 223 views

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It pays to be aware of your rights... and the possible legal penalties for your wrongs.

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Centenary

Published Oct 27, 2020 · 2,075 words (8 minutes) · 75 views

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Philip K. Dick once said "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." But even reality might not last forever.

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Detail of the Apollo 14 'Kitty Hawk' command module. This capsule splashed down in the South Pacific on February 9, 1971.

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Parallels

Published Sep 27, 2020 · 2,689 words (10 minutes) · 276 views

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What does it take to change history? Sometimes, maybe it's just one person deciding to speak out.

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Down to the Tethys Sea

Published Aug 27, 2020 · 5,304 words (20 minutes) · 67 views

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A research team in the Devonian must deal with an unexpected danger.

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It has always been a dream to travel to Micronesia, but it’s a whole other story to get the opportunity to go, and dive the biggest graveyard of WWII ships in the world.

The place I am speaking of is Chuck Lagoon of the Federated States of Micronesia, located about 1,000km south east from Guam on the Pacific Ocean.

This is the remains of one of the merchant ships that sunk during Operation Hailstorm that took place in 1944.

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Ways of Honour

Published Jul 28, 2020 · 3,263 words (12 minutes) · 113 views

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Contrary to myth, a minotaur's horns do not show his strength, merely his honour - which minotaurs regarded as infinitely more important.

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What Goes Around

Published Jun 27, 2020 · 2,706 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 410 views

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The expected return of an artificial comet creates unexpected opportunities for scientists and SpaceForce.

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