• Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

    Fiction: Prisoner

    by  • June 10, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a man floating in orbit around a planet.

    An essay by Inmate Number 140129, as provided by Curtis C. Chen Art by Leigh Legler Here comes the sun. For a few seconds, as the blinding light thaws my body, it’s bearable. Almost comfortable. Then I’m on fire for the next forty-five minutes, boiling hot until I fall back into the shadow of the...

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    The Strange Alchemy of World Building

    by  • June 5, 2019 • Guest Post • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Double Edged

    A Guest Post by Jessie Kwak I’ll be the first to admit that I’m less than scientific when it comes to my science fiction. In fact, the reason that I create science fictional worlds isn’t usually because I want to explore a strange alien universe or technological idea. Rather, it’s because I want to...

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    Fiction: The Light of Their Lives

    by  • June 3, 2019 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Art for "The Light of Their Lives"

    An essay by Skioring Lamb, as provided by Boris Glikman Art by Luke Spooner It was perhaps inevitable that some bright spark in the Research and Development Department of a certain internationally famous company would, during a brainstorming session, come up with the idea of a beverage consisting solely of pure light. The essential...

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    Fiction: Retirement Options

    by  • May 20, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Retirement Options"

    An excerpt from the journals of former Intergalactic Police (IGP) Agent Irene Magnus, as provided by Sam Crane Art by Luke Spooner “Cheers!” I clinked my round tumbler against the whiskey bottle with a little plink! and knocked back a third of what was in my glass. “Leave the bottle” had been the smartest...

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    Fiction: Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction

    by  • May 13, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction"

    An essay by Dr. T. van E. Tengbergen, as provided by Tais Teng Art by Leigh Legler From the Institute for Nonsapient Linguistics: Fire fonts are most often discovered in burned roof beams: traceries in slightly shinier carbon. Messages range from: “She certainly looked beautiful, but she didn’t want to die alone” to “Never smoke...

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    Fiction: Trash Landing

    by  • April 29, 2019 • Fiction • 2 Comments

    Art for "Trash Landing"

    An essay by Emin Luke, as provided by Liz Hufford Art by Leigh Legler When I got a call to report immediately to Kessler’s office, I knew something was up. Luvy had already arrived and watched as Kessler paced the room. “Well, men, er, team, there’s been a change of plans. You’re taking CS...

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    Fiction: Ladies’ Night

    by  • April 22, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ladies' Night"

    An essay by Jane Wilding, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Luke Spooner The sun was setting, and the neon was coming out overhead as I sashayed into the Platinum Horseshoe. It’s a small bar by Vegas standards, maybe two hundred seats and a double handful of slots, no floor show. Behind the...

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    Fiction: Quietly Goes the Mix Tape

    by  • April 15, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Quietly Goes the Mix Tape"

    An essay by Dr. Marie Randall, as provided by Willow Croft Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye 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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