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Juggler of Worlds by Stephan Martiniere

Juggler of Worlds by Stephan Martiniere

Somewhere near the 5th Dimensional Nebulo 9 . . . Ziltoid:  Yesssss, I feel like a little bit of entertainment.  Time to destroy a planet.  Which one shall it be?  This one?  No.  Too feeble.  This one?  Yes perhaps, yes. …

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Subway Scene by Ivan Khomenko

Subway Scene by Ivan Khomenko

One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s pain in the ass.  And right now my ass is killing me.  These neo-hippie-faux-agenda-terrorist wannabes don’t know how good they’ve got it.  Three squares a day, shelter from the fallout, a warm gun. …

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Heavy Metal by Valentine Obasuyi

Heavy Metal by Valentine Obasuyi

// Triocracy Travel Advisory // START 0.0 Citizens:  Please read the following advisory before boarding your transport.  Failure to do so may result in a lifelong ban from transport verified by encrypted DNA key. 1.0 Reminder:  Shellspace can be a …

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Building Atmosphere by Alexander Mandradjiev

Building Atmosphere by Alexander Mandradjiev

14.7 ± 0.3 psi, surface, Earth standard, milspec, per contract.  It was a lofty goal, but one that was drummed into us by corporate on every terraforming colony.  Never once have we actually hit that target, but we never stop …

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Time Trap: A Science Fiction Short

Time Trap: A Science Fiction Short

  Short films have made quite the splash on the internet as of late, espcially those of the fantastical or science fiction nature.  Michael Shanks provides this week’s diversion with Time Trap, a whimsical short about a robot-alien who crash …

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The Ball by Konrad Laurids Pesch

The Ball by Konrad Laurids Pesch

The ball had been found mysteriously orbiting Callisto in 2239.  How long had it been there?  No one knew for certain.  Ball 42 had only been found by happenstance when a mining probe had stumbled upon it during a routine …

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Shrapnel by Marek Okon

Shrapnel by Marek Okon

Across the bridge I watched a blindingly fast ambush play out. Their phantom had been hiding among the abandoned cars. The player had uncloaked while at the same time kicking Rose’s weapon out of her hands, then round housing her …

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Dark Dragon by Jakub Cervenka

Dark Dragon by Jakub Cervenka

Lairke stood his ground knowing that his end was drawing nigh.  The choice was no longer his.  Only he stood to defy the dark abomination that was worming its way towards his village beneath his very feet.  The ground trembled and …

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Ice Cream by Yohann Schepacz

Ice Cream by Yohann Schepacz

Earth is in the galactic boondocks, pigeonholed smack dab between the Sagittarius Arm and the Orion Spur way out on the Rim.  There’s no real good reason to go there.  It isn’t particularly known for producing anything of galactic significance except for …

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Robot in the Mist by Jakub Rozalski

Robot in the Mist by Jakub Rozalski

War only stops for two reasons.  A piss and a smoke . . . I don’t smoke, but I had to take a raging piss.  Ramirov stood watch under the lights of our mech, stretching his legs and exercising his …

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Babiru 02 by Nivanh Chanthara

Babiru 02 by Nivanh Chanthara

Vertical, horizontal, fucking diagonal . . . Xian didn’t care.  Turf was turf.  No one was going to muscle in on Yellow Cricket turf when Xian was on watch.  He hefted the Mark IV railgun to his shoulder and slowly …

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