Tag Archives: Science Fiction

The Rules of Devouring

Marion’s house in New York was tiny, and her yard was smaller. Nevertheless, she insisted on a lush garden. She mounted brackets on the wall to place more pots. She even mounted pots up the trunk of her cherry blossom … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Low-Tech

Earth was invaded by aliens in 1877. No one knows because a Kansas farmer single-handedly stopped it. Horace MacCauley was a former gunfighter. He gave up killing because growing potatoes wasn’t nearly as stressful. He liked to stay sharp though. … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

Twenty years before, Henare and Matiu’s tribe found the alien teleportal. The two Maori warriors entered it, and since then they’d journeyed to 48 alien planets. They missed home, but Time Dilation* spoiled their homecoming. “I miss Rongo’s roasted Moa*,” … Continue reading

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The Recruitment Interview

The US government provided Mishala-colmbrianna’na-kinilaria (Aria) with a monthly stipend. Though she looked human, most human food seemed bland, except pizza. Bored, she asked to join the American Special Forces. Chief Haines wasn’t sure about recruiting an alien. In her … Continue reading

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Same-ole, same-ole

Vikings were used to being misunderstood. Widely characterized as mindless raging barbaric berserkers, it’s less known that they established one of the first international trade routes. They traded from Scandinavia to the Middle-east. At each new society they were looked … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Program

Immelda Vanderbilt, wealthy financier, walked in the field beside Dr. Egambe. “I knew physicists would produce a better, more successful weight loss program!” she enthused. “Yes,” said Egambe, “But with our success comes new problems.” “Of course! We need to … Continue reading

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An Android Walks Into a Bar

On Planet Technogia androids had families too. The parents literally made their children. Since the children were Artificial Intelligences, their minds “emerged” rather than were programmed. Like human children during development, they often believed they could fool their parents. Sabrina237 … Continue reading

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