Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan [sci-fi]

Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan “Your grandmother’s been hacked again.” My mother’s voice over the phone held a note of resignation. I sighed. “What is it this time?” “Libertarianism. She spent all afternoon going on to me about John …

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The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert [sci-fi]

The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert “How did you survive the attack? The Remenka usually kill everyone.” The Regional Commander sat across from Kasan in a small conference room, his skeptical glare as cold as the metal table …

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To Boldly Go by James Beamon [sci-fi]

To Boldly Go by James Beamon When Dad takes me base jumping on Little Hoth for the last time, I’m mad. Until I take the jump—it’s impossible to stay mad doing that jump. Between the low gravity and …

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The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton [sci-fi]

The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton “I don’t understand why you’re doing this.” Valeria spoke in hushed tones, though no one other than Nolan was within earshot. “Because I can.” Nolan’s fingers worked against the cuff on his …

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Graveyard Shift by Holly Schofield [sci-fi]

Graveyard Shift by Holly Schofield When Ryan Leong received the call about his mother’s death, he had one foot crammed in a tree fork and the other dangling over the electrified fence. He muted the visual and muttered, …

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Virtually Human by Melanie Rees [sci-fic]

Virtually Human by Melanie Rees The curtains billowed as a cold gust swept through the open window. Unknown voices whispered on the breeze with a metallic tincture, sending chills down Miranda’s spine. “Someone’s out there,” she said. “Ignore …

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Grinpa by Brian K. Lowe [sci-fi]

Grinpa by Brian K. Lowe My grandfather died the day the aliens landed. They pulled Katie Couric out of retirement just to cover the news; I thought it was pretty unfair, since I was sure that Katie Couric …

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Failure to Communicate by Gerri Leen [sci-fi]

Failure to Communicate by Gerri Leen From: Cassius Larkins, Director, Policy Enforcement Department, Confederated Worlds Command To: Directors, Spaceport Command CC: Policy Enforcement Officers, Spaceport Command Subject: Non-Official Use of CWC Communications Equipment and Channels It has come …

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