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Benjamin C. Kinney

Conference of the Birds

Published Feb 15, 2021 · 3,977 words (15 minutes) · 212 views

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Surveillance Hub is a hard-working node in JoyCorp's distributed neural network AI. Doing its job, tracking intellectual-property thieves, hoping for another round of reinforcement signals from the network’s uppermost levels.

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Tom Marcinko

The Nixon Wrangler's Tale

Published Jan 10, 2021 · 3,089 words (12 minutes) · 89 views

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A warning: This story contains many things that might offend some readers, including semi-explicit sex, "sci-fi violence," four-letter words that somehow retain a certain power, and a general spirit of meanness. Ellen Datlow said she liked it in spite of herself, and published it in 1998 on EventHorizon.com, a site you need the Wayback Machine to find today. The theme park name in this story was stolen from Judith Berman, who I hope forgives me.

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Alec Nevala-Lee

Singularity Day

Published Oct 11, 2020 · 1,179 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 1989 views

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In the future, humans commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Singularity Day, the point at which technology accelerated beyond our control and made mortality and global warming quaint relics of the past. But some historians question whether we truly understood what we were giving up when we ceded our fate to faceless algorithms.

Hugo and Locus Award finalist Alec Nevala-Lee is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Analog, Lightspeed, and more. He’s published several novels with Penguin Books, including THE ICON THIEF, and a nonfiction history of the Golden Age of Science Fiction called ASTOUNDING with Dey Street Books/HarperCollins. His forthcoming biography of Buckminster Fuller will be available in 2021.

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Kurt Pankau

Fractal Rhythm [album version] [explicit]

Published Sep 25, 2020 · 693 words (3 minutes)

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A mining AI discovers rhythm, starts rapping, causes an uprising. This story is paywalled for now, but it will be included in the next issue of my newsletter and eventually will be set free.

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Wendy Nikel

Indispensable

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 1,007 words (4 minutes) · 226 views

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An office worker has to decide whether to allow her company to create an AI version of her to replace her.

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James Van Pelt

Tiny Voices

Published Aug 2, 2020 · 6,557 words (24 minutes) · 265 views

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In the not so far future, where every item you own is intelligent and self-aware, how valuable is sentience? How important is an individual where self consciousness is cheap? Cory the caregiver, Stella the dying woman, Harlow the suave lover, an unplanned pregnancy, and a pencil afraid of being sharpened collide in this story of hard choices.

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Jennifer R. Povey

A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 400 views

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This story was published in Analog in 2013, and tied for fourth place in that year's AnLab reader awards. It's about AI...but it's ultimately also about war.

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Featured November 15, 2019

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Benjamin C. Kinney

Elegy of Carbon

Published Nov 14, 2019 · 4,122 words (15 minutes) · 4 likes · 1491 views

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For centuries, a lone miner robot has scoured the edges of the solar system in search of the finest diamonds. But once every diamond has been found, this robot will strike out towards Earth to find a new purpose and identity—even if it means defying humans for the first time.

Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and the Assistant Editor at the Hugo-nominated Escape Pod. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Baen.com and more, and he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his spacefaring wife.

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Graham Robert Scott

Last Contact

Published Aug 15, 2019 · 944 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 453 views

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After an ape expert misses an appointment, a gorilla holds up traffic in his search for answers. [Originally published in Nature Futures and reprinted in Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018.]

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Curtis C. Chen

Reprint for July: "Laddie Come Home"

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 144 words (1 minute) · 411 views

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This month, a trip to Indonesia with a talking computer!

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