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The Toto Problem

Brothers Evan and Bruce McCormick produced the first hyperspace drive in a red barn in Kansas. The first flight proved enormously successful; getting home was the problem. The controller, cobbled from Bruce’s Sega game system proved inadequate for control. Evan … Continue reading

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Resourcefulness

Life had been difficult since the Pytharga invaded. Humanity held on, proving more resourceful than the alien Snails expected. “I hate it when it rains,” said Georgi. “Perfect weather for the Snails.” “I know,” said Nadya, gazing out rain-streaked kitchen … Continue reading

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Future University

Phil and John stood in a long line of candidates waiting to rise up on the escalator to a new life. Phil said, “This looks like a scene from Logan’s Run.” John scoffed, “Don’t be childish.” “Yeah okay, sorry,” said … Continue reading

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Not A Chance

Irxul pointed into the park. “We walk in there at the exact time, and we’ll be transported back to our planet.” “Yep,” Pixuc grunted. “But we’re always delayed.” Irxul began to pace. “Every ten years, you insist on staying to … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

Alien technology was great, but the aliens took wicked delight in human foibles. That’s why Jenny felt nervous at meeting George the alien in the cafe. He placed a tub of Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road before her. Jenny was addicted to … Continue reading

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Taste of Success

Jones sighed contentedly. When they had accidentally been locked into the eco-dome with no supplies, that was bad. That the door couldn’t be opened for two weeks, was worse. The dome being full of predatory dinosaurs was a catastrophe. Yet … Continue reading

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Cravings

Bryce guided his sailboat into the slip where his RV waited. The aliens had returned him as they promised, but he’d lived on alien worlds for so long he missed simple things like a good chili-cheese dog. He sighed, “Oh … Continue reading

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