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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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Line of Defence

Published Nov 28, 2020 · 2,261 words (9 minutes) · 63 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) · 152 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 · 306 views

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

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Out

Published May 27, 2020 · 2,330 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 338 views

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Sea Of Stars

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Empathy

Published Apr 30, 2020 · 3,916 words (15 minutes) · 114 views

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A ghost story for Walpurgisnacht. Any resemblance to people living is purely coincidental. Places, and people NOT living, on the other hand...

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A Walk-On Part in the War

Published Apr 24, 2020 · 3,612 words (14 minutes) · 71 views

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As the Trojan War grinds on with no clear hope of victory for either side, cunning Odysseus is sent to search for a new weapon.

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The Whole of The Law

Updated Apr 14, 2020 · 20,616 words (75 minutes) · 1 like · 327 views

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Nothing is illegal on anarchic Boccaccio... but that doesn't mean nothing is wrong.

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Cruising at 47000 feet over Kazakhstan. Shot with an 8mm fisheye lens.