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James Van Pelt

Titan Descansos

Published Jan 9, 2021 · 2,085 words (8 minutes) · 71 views

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Have you ever seen little crosses or bunches of flowers by the side of the road and recognized the tragedy commemorated there? This is a way to recognize the dead, to mark the spot of their unexpected passing. It seems a very human thing to do. And so, when we go deeper and deeper into space, what parts of our humanity will we take with us. Will we recognize it when we find it?

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James Van Pelt

Neoteric Urban Archaeology

Published Dec 28, 2020 · 1,232 words (5 minutes) · 85 views

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Part of the joy of archaeology is that every artifact tells a story, but not all archaeology requires an ancient site where the scientist carefully brushes dirt away from a fragile find from the deep past. People leave artifacts and other physical remains wherever they go. Even an abandoned house in a crummy part of the city can contain story treasures.

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I love lisbon. This is the city I’m going back in my best memories.
I love that this city is so varied. You can find beautiful and old buildings but also you can see places like this. Abandoned and showing that city is alive.
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Deborah J. Ross

Jaydium, Chapter 8

Published Dec 7, 2020 · 2,410 words (9 minutes) · 46 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Deborah J. Ross

Jaydium, Chapter 7

Published Dec 7, 2020 · 1,639 words (6 minutes) · 62 views

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Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt. Kithri, abandoned on a desolate mining planet, meets Eril, shell-shocked pilot. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction. They must choose to remain outside the conflict or to stand up for what they believe.

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Jo Miles

And the Universe Waited

Published Jul 7, 2020 · 1,737 words (7 minutes) · 177 views

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Patience is necessary when you're on the other end of the Fermi Paradox.

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Tim McDaniel

Another View of the Matter Addressed in Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

Published May 3, 2020 · 2,828 words (11 minutes) · 250 views

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Khufu, Pharaoh of Egypt, is visited by a mysterious alien robot who offers him technological wonders. It is up to the Pharaoh to choose which gift to accept. What does he really want?

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Alan Baxter

Upon A Distant Shore

Published Apr 26, 2020 · 4,835 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 583 views

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A science-fiction horror story originally published in Dimension6, issue 2 (ed. Keith Stevenson, 4th July 2014). When a strange vessel drifts into Earth orbit, one astronaut aboard the ISS gets to make history as the first human to make contact with it.

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James Van Pelt

Notes From the Field

Published Apr 15, 2020 · 5,245 words (20 minutes) · 343 views

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What could be lonelier than being an alien investigator tasked with researching human interaction when you can't communicate with anyone who knows who you really are?

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James Van Pelt

The Small Astral Object Genius

Published Mar 19, 2020 · 5,744 words (21 minutes) · 440 views

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Dustin spends most of his time in his room, sending his Peek-a-boo into space, hoping to catch a good picture of a distant star or planet. At school he'll trade with his friends for the best shots. Is the technology behind the Peek-a-boos real or a scam on credulous children? Will his parents ever be happy? And what if the Peek-a-boo captures something really strange?

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James Van Pelt

This Story Will Win a Hugo

Published Jan 22, 2020 · 6,609 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 378 views

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When Dustin was a boy, he collected pictures of astral objects like children who used to collect Pokemon cards. Now that he's an adult, he's drawn back to his childhood obsession, looking for civilizations among the other worlds. His work would go so much easier if he wasn't being pestered by an eager science fiction writer.

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Exploring the hills of Snowdonia with only a billion stars for company. I don’t remember ever having a clearer night in the UK. It’s moments like these that make me fall in love with photography. A private viewing of one of natures most beautiful displays that I can capture and save forever.