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Jo Miles

And the Universe Waited

Published Jul 7, 2020 · 1,737 words (7 minutes) · 123 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) · 192 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 · 487 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) · 262 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) · 351 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 · 312 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.
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Premee Mohamed

The Moving Stars

Published Dec 5, 2019 · 5,094 words (19 minutes) · 4 likes · 885 views

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The Sulusk is a special guest on the Johnny Carson show. Its body looks like broken glass, and its voice emerges through a staticky translator to say: one human of their choosing will become ambassador to Earth. At home, Sally immediately knows they speak of her infant daughter—even if no one else believes her.

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and spec fic writer based in Canada. Her work has been published by Automata Review, Mythic Delirium, Pseudopod, Nightmare Magazine, and many others.

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Stephen Dedman

As Wise as Serpents

Published Jan 21, 2019 · 3,367 words (13 minutes) · 248 views

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Why did a previously friendly alien ambassador to Washington DC suddenly kill two men?

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Tim McDaniel

Why the Aliens Did What They Did to that Suburb of Madison, Wisconsin

Published Mar 28, 2018 · 607 words (3 minutes) · 553 views

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Mark and Mary are conducting certain, uh, activities, and they find that their usual games and role-play are not doing it for them anymore. Then they see something coming out of the sky...

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