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Kyle Aisteach

Too Close for Comfort

Published Jul 11, 2019 · 3,343 words (13 minutes) · 92 views

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Near-future hard science fiction shows its age very quickly. In fact, one scientific fact in this story was proven wrong between the time it was accepted for publication and when it actually came out. That trend has continued since it was first published in 2010, but I remain fond of this one, largely because I still don't know the answer to the central question: Is a Neanderthal a human or an animal?

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Curtis C. Chen

Laddie Come Home

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 5,924 words (22 minutes) · 1 view

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AI is a girl's best friend?

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Lorraine Schein

The Edifice

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 1,574 words (6 minutes) · 22 views

Horror Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction dystopia

What will society become at the end of the world?

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Lorraine Schein

Merlin

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 298 words (2 minutes) · 30 views

Fantasy Science Fiction poetry poem Merlin Nimue

A poem about Merlin the magician, from the King Arthur tales.

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Debra Jess

Tomorrow Will Be Brighter

Published Jul 6, 2019 · 5,871 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Jews in Space

Captain Levine set out across the galaxy to deliver cargo to her new fiancé. Instead she finds herself a prisoner of a fiendish Prince of the Jahuul Empire. He decides to make Levine one of his dancing girls. Levine strikes a deal: she’ll find him his one true match in three days or he can keep her forever.

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James Van Pelt

Resurrection

Published Jul 5, 2019 · 3,739 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 58 views

Science Fiction Romance interstellar travel

"There's no beauty on a starship" claims a Custodian on the Starship Resurrection. Too little room on board, too much metal and sterile surfaces, but she has a job to do and a crew to care for, and maybe, just maybe a glimpse of the divine is still possible when least expected.

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Stephen Dedman

The Lady Macbeth Blues

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 6,876 words (26 minutes) · 6 likes · 322 views

Science Fiction dystopia nanotechnology BSFA nominee

As jobs are automated away, a rising tide of “traditional values” groups erodes the rights of women to hold jobs or leave marriages. But as they’re poised to cement their control with longevity-increasing nanotechnology, just one woman stands in their way. This BSFA Award-nominated story was originally published in Interzone.

Author Stephen Dedman has been publishing short stories and novels for more than twenty years. He’s been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and many more. Content warning: racism, misogyny.

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Kyle Aisteach

Another Generation’s Problems

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 7,054 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes · 77 views

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This was always a particular favorite of mine, because I got to combine my love of hard science fiction with my love of old science fiction tropes. An American space station, now controlled by China after a war, is harboring a war criminal, and an idealistic engineer has to choose between doing what is right and doing what is right.

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Marie Vibbert

Brain Trust

Published Jul 3, 2019 · 3,980 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 41 views

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This was my very first sold short story. I wrote it shortly after my wedding in Vietnam in 2001. Or I should say, I had already been working on the premise (the coopting of poor or third-world minds for distributed computing nodes, unappreciated minds become exploited labor) and a week in my mother-in-law's house made me change the setting.

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Trent Jamieson

Roil - Southern Terminus

Published Jul 2, 2019 · 1,650 words (6 minutes) · 21 views

Fantasy Science Fiction steampunk Extract

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