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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) · 3 likes · 225 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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Andrew Liptak

Ten steps to expedite a departure from Pantaga Station

Published Sep 30, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 7 views

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A ship's XO goes over the ways in which to make a quick escape from a space station.

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The Artist Fades Away

Published Sep 20, 2019 · 1,707 words (7 minutes) · 87 views

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Michael set out with his wife to emigrate to the new world of Hale, but something went wrong in travel, and now she's fading from existence and even from his memories. All that's left now are her paintings, the art she taught him to create, and his desperation to keep her alive, if only in art and memories. | This story is set in the same universe as Good King Lyr, about 19,000 years before the events of that book, but it can fully stand alone.

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Laurie Tom

Confidence Game

Published Sep 16, 2019 · 6,396 words (24 minutes)

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Daryl Yagami quit being a con man and established himself on a remote outpost as a stage magician so he could break free of his past. However, his past catches up with him and soon Daryl is forced to do another job, this time for the government, to steal captured alien technology from a deadly cartel. Fortunately for Daryl, there's a lot about stage magic that is useful for committing a heist.

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Kat Otis

Obsidianite

Published Aug 10, 2019 · 8,184 words (30 minutes)

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It's just Janessa's (bad) luck when she finds herself in a race against her ex-husband to salvage some profit out of the failed colony world of New Galilee. Of course, things can always get worse...

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Jeremy Szal

The dataSultan of Streets and Stars

Published Aug 3, 2019 · 6,904 words (26 minutes)

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A hacker with a price on his head returns to Istanbul to retrieve rogue AIs involved in a massacre. Only, the AIs have grown more intelligent (and mystical) than anyone thought possible.

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The Space Roads

Updated Jul 30, 2019 · 10,169 words (37 minutes) · 1 like · 1523 views

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Ever want to explore interstellar space? In these loosely interconnected stories, you're the main character. Explore the vast unknown!

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Two Galaxies Colliding

Published Jul 26, 2019 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 162 views

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"We met like two galaxies, drifting together on the dance floor of Prince Je-Haran Em-Groth’s tri-union afterparty, caught in each other’s gravities." | Two women from different worlds and a law that punishes interspecies relationships by death. Laws can change, but with two very different species in the first steps of diplomatic relations, what might be the cost?

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Laurie Tom

Between Earth and Exile

Published Jul 22, 2019 · 9,076 words (34 minutes) · 1 view

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As a teenager, Alexa fled an alien-occupied Earth for a scrappy future in space as an exile. Going home was not supposed to be an option, but six years later, she finds herself unable to let go. Now an adult, she hatches a plan to rescue the family she left behind.

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The Tiger's Silent Roar

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 4,273 words (16 minutes) · 277 views

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Evin's botanical sculptures take on new life when he accidentally receives a noble's outsourced soul. But a soul hunter from the inner worlds has taken note, and if she finds out what happened, Evin might not have long to work, or to live.

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