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    A Thread Finer than Hope

    by  • September 3, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by Malini Gupta, as provided by Jack N. Waddell Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett “Professor Gupta,” Dr. Cowen says, voice raised. Had she been speaking? “I’m afraid you must make a decision.” My undergraduate quantum physics students might have thought it grimly funny, this doctor observing me and expecting an answer, forcing me...

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    The Rods of Baghdad

    by  • August 27, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Barnetby Richards, as provided by Paul Williams Illustration by Justine McGreevy The author recognises that a scientific journal is not the place to mention personal information, but is grateful for the editor’s indulgence, and trusts that the reader will understand the significance. 14 April 2020 was the day that I saw...

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    Notes From A Recent Polar Expedition

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by Ludwig Wergenergener, Ph.D. (Oxon.), Dip. Ed.(Utrecht), D.Sc. (Knutsford); as provided by Darren Goossens Illustration by Justine McGreevy The Discovery: In the year 34.6 (2207 by the old calendar), the planet of Bruce was discovered. It was named after Bruce Fingleton, who found it one morning on his mail run in between Norman...

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    Bears

    by  • August 13, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by an anonymous survivor, as provided by Christos Callow, Jr. Illustration by Katie Nyborg 1A. Ever heard of auto-cloning? You must have. Everyone knows what it is, though most learned the hard way. I used to know one of the scientists who worked on the project. He died, though, in the process. He...

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    Gauss’s Invitation

    by  • August 6, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Selected correspondence received by Professor Hans Dorfenheimer during the “Martian Troubles” (1908-1909), compiled by Gary Cuba Illustration by Justine McGreevy Rev. Richard Gauss Denver, Colorado, September 3, 1908 Professor Doctor Hans Dorfenheimer, Göttingen, Germany Dear Prof. Dorfenheimer, In reply to your recent letter, I’m very sorry that I cannot offer any substantial help with...

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    A Resubmission to Xenobiology by Clark et al.

    by  • July 30, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Provided by S. R. Algernon December 21, 2218 Dear Editors of Xenobiology: We are writing in response to the latest round of reviewer comments on “The use of acoustic deterrents against macrofauna in the surface ice sheets of Europa: ecological and economic implications” by Clark and Hopkins. We appreciate the efficiency of Xenobiology’s updated Virtual...

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    Man Out of Time

    by  • July 9, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Nikola Tesla, presented by Adam Israel Illustration by Katie Nyborg The beginning of the end started on 22 July, 1899. I stood outside my laboratory atop Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs. The frequent electrical storms the area was known for made this an ideal location to carry out my research. Forks...

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