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1 by Alex Ichim

1 by Alex Ichim

Note: This vignette is a continuation from City Red. Collector AIs 4K9QEKDQ and B9Y5YBHV exited the mundanity of the elevator, forced to adhere to the same loose physical laws of Möbius City as clients.  After all, who would want to …

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City Red by Georg Hilmarsson

City Red by Georg Hilmarsson

Note: This vignette is a continuation from Heist. The Cleaner pulled himself over the lip of the building’s roof and uncloaked.  He looked over his domain . . . Möbius City, gathering place for all the rabble and freeloaders looking to …

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Drop Mech Glider by Al Brady

Fortinbras’ mechglider burst through the cloud deck, its leading edges still glowing from the heat of atmospheric re-entry and its shock wave leaving behind an ever expanding hole through which faint blue sky could be seen.  He was just off Hamlet’s …

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Heist by Alexander Mandradjiev

Heist by Alexander Mandradjiev

Word of the day:  Improvise. Most Citizen rats improvise by deciding what to eat for lunch or who to kowtow to each day.  Their identities are chosen for them and the concept of destiny taken from them at birth.  Not …

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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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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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