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Jennifer R. Povey

A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 112 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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Jennifer R. Povey

Working The High Steel

Published Jan 14, 2020 · 4,770 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 131 views

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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) · 353 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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Edmund Schluessel

Choice is an Axiom

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 3,144 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 1223 views

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An expert in gnosticism says I've retold a creation myth. The seed for this story was the idea of some things being unknowable--Gödel's incompleteness theorem. There're also references to axiomatic set theory. There's an exploration of the dialectical relationship between thought and matter. All these wondrous tools to understand the universe are really ways of understanding people. This is a story about a couple growing up together, and growing apart.

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Gary Gibson

Senseless

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 5,173 words (19 minutes) · 611 views

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Gary Gibson

Scienceville

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 7,935 words (29 minutes) · 4 likes · 907 views

Science Fiction Strange Parallel universes Hard science fiction

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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