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Found 2 works tagged 'First Encounter'.




James Van Pelt

Perceptual Set

Published Aug 7, 2019 · 8,359 words (31 minutes) · 411 views

Science Fiction Romance space travel First Encounter romantic science fiction asteroid mining

People claim to see the Virgin Mary in water stains on a church wall, and every oddly shaped rock on Mars looks like an animal or an artifact to people who want proof that aliens exist. They have a perceptual set to interpret what they see the way they want it to be. But what if the face sculpted into the side of an asteroid deep in space actually is a face? What will it mean for humanity, and what does that face have to do with cheesecake?


Dog Skeleton



J.R.H. Lawless

Spacism Is Still With Us

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,147 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 906 views

Classic Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Star Wars space positive future planet hopepunk Alien E.T. First Encounter Explorer aliens

In this award-winning SF humour story, the first human explorer to reach ancient Kapteyn's Star, the nearest halo star to our Solar System, has trouble breaking the interstellar ice with the natives.


I took this star trail at Mabini, Batangas, Philippines way back in 2015. It was the first time I took this kind of star trail utilizing the position of the North Star (Polaris) at the sky, which seems to produce circular path of stars because the Earth rotates with Polaris right above the rotational axis.