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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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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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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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