• Fiction

    Another Living Body

    by  • November 26, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    From the New York Times Op-Ed. April 11, 2119, by Arlene Morris. Provided by Adam Aresty Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett When the info-cube landed in Sydney, the whole world was watching. The Japanese picked it up on their long-range sensors, then the Koreans, then the United States, then everybody else. We knew it...

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    Turkey of Frankenstein

    by  • November 19, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Max Frankenstein, as provided by Richard Zwicker Illustration by Katie Nyborg There’s a certain justice in not being able to escape your own past. You make your bed, you sleep in it, I always say. It seemed less equitable, however, that I was doomed to sleep with my great-uncle Heinrich Frankenstein,...

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    The Fine Point

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Fiction

    A secret memoir of Dr. Henry Tuttle, discovered by his nephew and executor, Gary Cuba. An audio version of this story is available on Drabblecast. “Once you start to see them, they seem to be everywhere.” After rendering this enigmatic statement, my friend Rolfson brought his snifter of brandy close to his lips, swirled...

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    Spaceship Repair Man Inc.

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by Yesbot, as provided by Roger Pattison Graphic work by Katie Nyborg Setting up my business hinged on one pivotal piece of equipment that didn’t exist at the time. Having gone into the marketing strategy in some depth, it had become clear that this was an opportunity in a completely undeveloped niche market....

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    On the Perils of Self-Mummification

    by  • October 29, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Constanza Vivette as provided by Sylvia Cullinan Art provided by Justine McGreevy Never underestimate the value of a good lackey–or the scheme-destroying potential of an incompetent one. Perhaps Hairy Joe’s willingness to adopt such a misleading moniker should have been my first clue that the man was as inept as...

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    Lenny

    by  • October 22, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Chris Lyman, as provided by Keith Baldwin I’d had a few drinks and was about to head to bed last night when this chat window popped up from Lenny. # Leonard Cassler: I’ve done it Chris Lyman: What are you talking about? Leonard Cassler: The machine. It’s done, man. Chris Lyman:...

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    Coda

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Deitolf Hamm, as provided by Eryk Pruitt The specimen is Sam Tuley, chosen not just for his overzealous sex drive, penchant for alcohol and violence, and inability to make the most of a second chance, but rather because, try as he might, he will forever be damned to a hospital bed...

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    A Call For Retroaction

    by  • October 8, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Professor B.A. Darling, as provided by Rebecca L. Brown To all at ‘The Journal of Better Times,’ I am writing in response to Dr. A. Muchworthy’s paper of July 1892, which I believe was entitled ‘Looking Towards a Better Future: Potential Techniques of Forecasting and Prediction.’ I feel that I must express my...

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    Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Kelvin Schrödinger, as provided by Kenneth Schneyer From the Bulletin of the Society for Innovative Research and Invention, vol. 195, no. 3 (Summer, 2012): Everyone knows that funding is a perennial problem. With so little hardware and so few suitable reagents available off-the-shelf, your work becomes impossible without moles of ready cash. It’s...

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    Robot Ethics and the Turkish Turtledove

    by  • September 24, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Mando Viday, as provided by Django Mathijsen Dylah wasn’t the prettiest girl I’ve ever known. Still she is the only one I often recalled with melancholy and even regret. Because although we’d been close, we’d never become “an item.” I’ve often wondered if she should have been the one. So it...

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