• Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

    Fiction: Quietly Goes the Mix Tape

    by  • April 15, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Marie Randall, as provided by Willow Croft Art by Scarlett O’Hairyde The quiet is the worst. The silence that is not silence, broken up by jangling keys, someone screaming, the endless stomping of feet up and down the hall. There is no music here. I don’t care what certain avant-garde...

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    Science in Sci-Fi

    by  • April 4, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

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    If you ever wonder where speculative fiction authors get their ideas, the answer is sometimes “from reality.” Author and scientist Dan Koboldt runs the website Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy, which is a phenomenal resource for authors interested in writing accurate sci-fi and fantasy, but it’s also a great place for readers interested...

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    Forty-Flesh Barrier

    by  • February 4, 2019 • Fiction • 1 Comment

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    An essay by Tethys, as provided by Raluca Balasa Art by Luke Spooner Across the bar hangs a sign reading Humans Only. A man with a seeing eye dog sits exactly twenty-three meters from me, hazy in the smoke under the fire basins. As my colonel banters with the bartender, I study that dog....

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    How Science Fiction Can Save Us All

    by  • April 4, 2018 • Guest Post • 0 Comments

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    Guest Post by Eve Taft I firmly believe that humans need science fiction. I think it inspires us, in a both a broad and narrow sense—Star Trek led not only to kids who dreamed of being astronauts but also, quite simply, to tablets like Geordi LaForge’s. Scifi forces us to imagine what could be,...

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    Linguapocalypse

    by  • March 28, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Linguapocalypse

    An essay by Derek Wright, as provided by Michael Monaco Art by Luke Spooner Bell told me about it over pancakes. “It’s like these robots, okay? They go in your head. And they make you psychic.” I hacked at the pancakes. Our waitress was surly, and the pancakes reminded me of her. “The fuck...

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    Primus v. Secundus

    by  • February 29, 2016 • Fiction • 4 Comments

    Primus v. Secundus

    An account by Dr. Sanjay Bose, as provided by Dr. K. Kitts Art by Leigh Legler LEFT Grabbing Paul by the collar, I screamed in his face. “It’s me! I’m the original! You’ve got to help me prove it.” The security guard yanked the back of my shirt, forcing me into a seat at...

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    98 Aprils

    by  • August 31, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    98 Aprils

    Diary entries by Dr. Jessalyn Chaucer, as provided by Juliana Rew Art by Luke Spooner Diary: Open. I knew it. I was telling you all along, wasn’t I? Diary: Not Closed. Save? Diary: Not Closed. Save? Diary: Not Closed. Save? ~ Diary: Open. I’m as logical as the next person, but...

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    Living Blue

    by  • March 16, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Living Blue

    An essay by Dr. Carol Arnold, as provided by Dr. J.A. Grier Art by Leigh Legler Recollections on the process of invention, entitled “Living Blue” from the journal of Dr. Carol Arnold, by J. A. Grier # Even over the phone, my mother’s voice held the same mix of syrup and threat it always...

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    Floating

    by  • February 16, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Floating

    An essay by Dr. Barrett Eustice, as provided by Chris Vander Kaay Art by Justine McGreevy They still call me lightweight at work. They think it’s funny, and I never said anything the first time they did it, so now I’m stuck with it. I know they don’t take me seriously at the lab. If there...

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