Stories tagged science-fiction


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Her body begins to lengthen and twist, her limbs becoming wings. Together, the avians depart, the new anatidae’s berry branch and blue scarf forgotten among the rushes.


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fate is an illusion we use to ease the terror of our mortality

The Maze

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The man with the truncheon emerged at the monorail car's forward connecting doorway. One moment the space was vacant, a faux-metal canvas for the dazzling sunlight streaming through a grime-encrusted window. When next Theseus Harrow looked up from his seat the dark…

Henry's Moment

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“You need to keep a close vigil on your X-Ray binaries from the Sun. The star and its blazing temperature could spill over at its outer-most edges. The material would be such a high temperature; it would destroy all life on your planet, and…

Heroin and Hyperspace (two blastoffs)

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"Hello, ah-ah-ah, ma-ma-ma-ma, aaaayaya, this is awful, I am in space," Yesh said, seeing if she could hear or feel her voice, trying not to obsess over her eyes. Her voice felt small, but there was pressure on her ears that may have overpowered it, and t


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The precarious wobble of the space station Wernher von Braun was conspicuous even to the crew of the rescue vessel as their ship made its slow and cautious advance. On his final approach, pilot Gobind Vajra killed the engines and hit the retro…

The Maze

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Madigan's findings were alarming, to say the least, but the results of what appeared to be years of research seemed to speak for themselves— This world is not real! the document insisted.


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The monkey did not live for long. He’d lost interest in the stuffed dog pretty much right away. The farther away the shuttle, the more garbled and fanciful the sign language the monkey had been taught became.