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    It Won’t Cost You a Cent

    by  • December 5, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A letter by J. Julian Watson, as provided by his cousin, Dana Mele Art by Errow Collins Dear Family and Friends, Happy holidays from the Watson family! As always, this December delivers swirling snow, crowded malls, and another annual update from Julian, Molly, Hunter, and Tesla. It’s been a year, and so much has...

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    Note On the Law of the Excluded Middle

    by  • November 28, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Earnest Lee Lightweight, as provided by Alan Meyrowitz Art by Luke Spooner I had the privilege of delivering an invited talk to the 2014 Conference on Pushing the Boundaries and took that opportunity to speculate on the possibility that the Law of the Excluded Middle is not an immutable law after...

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    Wrong Guy

    by  • November 21, 2016 • Fiction • 8 Comments

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    An essay by Jake “The Hammer” Hurley, as provided by Michael Rettig Art by Shannon Legler I sat in the back of the old wooden fishing boat, gripping the outboard motor handle with white knuckles. I’m a member of the most powerful gang in the country. My grandmother calls me a thug. But a...

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    A Formal Apology for Recent Developments

    by  • November 14, 2016 • Fiction • 1 Comment

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    A letter by Hansel Calloway, as provided by Church Lieu Art by Justine McGreevy To Whom It May Concern: It has come to my attention that my most recent paper, as published in the Vanguard journal on applied artificial intelligence, drew incomplete conclusions from my experimental data. I would like to offer my greatest,...

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    An Atheist’s Guide to the Afterlife

    by  • November 7, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr Quintum Magnamaby, as provided by J. R. Hampton Art by Luke Spooner For this report, I have implicitly assumed that there is an afterlife. This may not be so. There are three possibilities: There is an afterlife. The afterlife exists as a hypothesis based on infinite impossibilities, which can be regularly...

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    Your Star

    by  • October 31, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A notice from the Ad Hoc Committee for Stellar Distribution, as provided by Daniel Hudon Art by Ariel Alian Wilson Somewhere in the Galaxy, our galaxy, the Milky Way, your star shines. It was assigned to you when you were born, and its light has been traveling the vast spans of interstellar space since...

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    Demote the Earth

    by  • October 24, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A Letter to the International Astronomical Union by Professor E. Meritus, brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye Sirs- It has come to my attention that the IAU has been inconsistent and unfair in its treatment of Pluto. As is well known, Pluto has recently been demoted from the...

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    A Fictional Sell-Out

    by  • October 17, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    A Fictional Sell Out

    An essay by L. Gordonsby-Wilkes, as provided by Soren James Art by Luke Spooner Dedicated to people for whom the world has been tricked from them: In Victorian England, it was common practice for an upper-class gentleman, when dressing for formal occasions, to enter a room with a low ceiling and to there perform a...

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