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Charles Q. Choi

By the Will of the Gods (first draft)

Updated Feb 20, 2021 · 11,251 words (41 minutes) · 82 views

Mystery Science Fiction Hard science fiction murder mystery

This is the first draft of "By the Will of the Gods." It is presented to provide a comparison with the published version of the story, which appeared in the January-February-2021 issue of Analog magazine.

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Fiction Series: Complete 2 Chapters

Charles Q. Choi

By the Will of the Gods

Updated Feb 18, 2021 · 13,842 words (51 minutes) · 1 like · 235 views

Mystery Science Fiction murder mystery Hard science fiction

In Nightingale, an underground city with a digital sky, an orphan must solve the murder of the one person who looked out for him—the caretaker of a temple dedicated to foretelling the future.

Enjoy this novelette by Charles Q. Choi, a science journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nature, Scientific American, Popular Science, and more.

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Jennifer R. Povey

A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 486 views

Science Fiction Military SF Hard science fiction Analog magazine Military Science Fiction Analog artificial intelligence military

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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Jennifer R. Povey

Working The High Steel

Published Jan 14, 2020 · 4,770 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 503 views

Science Fiction Romance plausible science fiction Hard science fiction Science Fiction Romance space elevator orbital worker engineering fiction space fiction

As a woman, Malisse struggles in the male-dominated world of the orbital workers, and struggles with her feelings for a coworker. When the chips are down, however... This was my first published story and was inspired by an exhibit about Mohawk construction workers at the NMAI in DC.

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Kyle Aisteach

Too Close for Comfort

Published Jul 11, 2019 · 3,343 words (13 minutes) · 783 views

Science Fiction Hard science fiction Hard SF near-future SF neanderthal

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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Gary Gibson

Senseless

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 5,173 words (19 minutes) · 970 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Hard science fiction dystopian post-apocalpytic

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Gary Gibson

Scienceville

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 7,935 words (29 minutes) · 4 likes · 1481 views

Science Fiction Hard science fiction Strange Parallel universes

Ever since Joel’s mother and fiancé died, he’s been obsessed with drawing maps of the utopia he’d imagined as a child. But what happens when strangers around the world start to recognize it? Enjoy a longer read this weekend by Gary Gibson, a science fiction novelist with several books out by Tor UK, and be sure to tip if you like it!

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