• Posts Tagged ‘Genetic Engineering’

    Missed Connections: Creature Seeking Creator

    by  • October 8, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    Correspondence initiated by Unclassified Sample 38267, as provided by Julia K. Patt Art by Leigh Legler Are you there, Professor? It’s me, Unclassified. You: A brilliant but ostracized xenobiologist, recently denied tenure from a prestigious university. Me: The beaker of extraterrestrial goop you definitely weren’t supposed to bring home from the lab and combine with...

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    Gray Eye Shuffle

    by  • August 13, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Othello Maxwell, as provided by Brandon Nolta Art by Leigh Legler She looked like the kind of woman for whom doors opened. Tall, hair so black it absorbed the light, her body a pillar of muscle, she strode with confidence through the late-afternoon commuter crowd, someone used to being unimpeded. I watched her...

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    Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees

    by  • July 23, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A press release authorised by Dr. Mackenzie Cooper, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder Genemech, as provided by Paul Alex Gray Art by Luke Spooner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VENUS SPRINGS, NEVADA, October 12th, 2019 /PRWorldWire Genemech (NYSE: GMNX) today announced a bio-security incident originating in the company’s WN45 facility. WN45 is a classified advanced manufacturing...

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    Confessions of a Mycologist

    by  • June 25, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Maria Leticia Gonzalez Santos, as provided by Katherine Cowley Art by Liz Argall In my defense, I was trying to save the planet. A group of graduate students discovered a fungus in the Amazon that could digest polyurethane. Instead of sitting in a garbage dump for hundreds or thousands of years,...

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    The Hand of Fate

    by  • April 30, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Darren Hinton, as provided by Stuart Webb Art by Luke Spooner Extract From The Very-Modern Prometheus By Dr. Darren Hinton. When I was a student and first started to study genetic engineering, I used to get teased a lot. The never-ending parade of Jurassic Park sequels didn’t help, of course;...

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    Concerning Your Recent Creation of Sentient Horse-things on the Next Planet Over

    by  • March 12, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Concerning your Recent Creation of Sentient Horse-things on the Next Planet Over"

    E-mails between Dr Henrietta Higglebottem and Dr Hsieng “Jack” Xao, forwarded by Dr Higglebottem to Stewart C Baker Art by Liz Argall Dear Dr. Higglebottem, The board has received troubling reports from a group of hyper-dolphins about your recent activities on Tau Ceti f. These reports claim: that you have created sentient horse-things; that...

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    The Unfortunate Incident that Took Place During Our Annual Take Your Offspring to Work Day

    by  • September 11, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    From the desk of Doctor Gracie McMillian Doctor of Psychological Operations, Germ Warfare, Cloning, and Floral Arranging: Schrodinger–Milgram Research Laboratory As provided by Allison Spector Art by Justine McGreevy TO:  Dr. Olivia Carter; Dr. James Peterson; Dr. Wanda Hickenlooper; Mr. & Mrs. Lilith Stein; Chief Inspector Patricia Jordan; Mr. Waggles the Sentient Canine; Experiments 313 (Ted), 345 (Sven), 932 (Annie)...

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    My Fragile Butterfly

    by  • September 4, 2017 • Fiction • 1 Comment

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    An essay by Jeremy Kelsey, as provided by Megan Dorei Art by Leigh Legler Subject 42 is staring at me with greenhouse eyes, symmetrically accurate rainbow worlds suspended in crystal. They were brown when I met him, but the transmutation process liquefies ocular flesh, so I had to contain them in glass. The effect...

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    Birthing Fire

    by  • April 24, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Henrik Ahlstrom, as provided by Dantzel Cherry Art by Leigh Legler DR27-6 wobbles one last time, and a crack laces across the marble shell, etched by a small egg tooth. White and red fluids spill out. The tooth saws back and forth a few times, then stops. I dim the...

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