Manifest Error by Gary Cuba [sci-fi]

Manifest Error by Gary Cuba Diogenes rediscovered the wayward bio-stasis chamber while struggling with the ship’s balky cargo transfer lorry. The chamber, tucked inside a machinery plenum behind the lorry’s docking nest, evoked a distant memory that now …

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The Last Botnet by Vaughan Stanger [sci-fi]

The Last Botnet by Vaughan Stanger Perhaps it was inevitable that our robotic proxies would start sending us spam. Even so, for the Interplanetary Internet to succumb to a virus just as civilization received a coup-de-grâce of the …

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Price of Allegiance by Alex Shvartsman [sci-fi]

Price of Allegiance by Alex Shvartsman “Mr. Tobin, there is a Cicada here to see you.” Alastair Tobin, Earth’s ambassador to the Galactic Union, was more than a little surprised. In his eight years of service, he could …

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Target Audience by H.L. Fullerton [sci-fi horror]

Target Audience by H.L. Fullerton Yesterday, Madave Black had celebrated her forty-ninth birthday. Today, as she exited the subway, instead of being bombarded by Between Us Girls ads, she heard her first hype for AARP. She froze in …

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Study. Learn. Know. by Amy Sisson [sci-fi]

Study. Learn. Know. by Amy Sisson When Kaylen slept, she dreamed of hermit crabs. It was hardly surprising, considering how long she’d been studying them. Kaylen’s decades at the Grove of Academe blended together almost seamlessly, but one …

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Flight of the Lonely by Dusty Wallace [sci-fi]

Flight of the Lonely by Dusty Wallace Edgar tried to make it to the toilet without glancing at the mirror over his bathroom sink. He didn’t want to see himself anymore. His wrinkly, liver-spotted wings had been beautiful once, …

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