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Cold Hands and Other Stories By Jeff Duntemann
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Computer author Jeff Duntemann's second collection of short fiction runs the gamut from spaceflight to mathematically rigorous witchcraft. The volume includes "Cold Hands," (nominated for... More > the Hugo Award) "Our Lady of the Endless Sky," "Inevitability Sphere," "Whale Meat," "Born Again, With Water," "Drumlin Boiler," "Drumlin Wheel," and "Roddie," plus a new excerpt from his hard SF nanotech adventure novel, The Cunning Blood.< Less
Duplicate By Alex Feinman
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What do you do when your ship is about to hit an asteroid? Why, you jump in your Corp-provided DupliPod, of course. It's effective. It's foolproof. It's safe. First it records your brain patterns,... More > then kills you. Saves on life support in the deep reaches. The DupliPod will grow you a new body when it's safe; you will awake refreshed and renewed. Sometimes, it doesn't work quite right. Duplicate: would you die to save your own life?< Less
Wayland's Principia By Richard Garfinkle
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Alien: Unlike in appearance, history, and thought. Alien: Distant, too distant to reach, too far to travel in a universe bound by the speed of light. Alien: They did not come, but they sent word,... More > words so strange that humans would have to devote their lives to mimicking alien appearance, taking in alien history, and following alien thought in order to understand them. No longer so human, generation by generation these Humans-Reaching-to-the-Alien become Guests on their own world. Until some of the aliens, on a ship in a long slow two-hundred-year arc from world to world, announce that they are coming to Earth to welcome their hosts and Guests. Hearing of this, one voice cries out a different word for Alien: Monster< Less
Wayland's Principia By Richard Garfinkle
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Alien: Unlike in appearance, history, and thought. Alien: Distant, too distant to reach, too far to travel in a universe bound by the speed of light. Alien: They did not come, but they sent word,... More > words so strange that humans would have to devote their lives to mimicking alien appearance, taking in alien history, and following alien thought in order to understand them. No longer so human, generation by generation these Humans-Reaching-to-the-Alien become Guests on their own world. Until some of the aliens, on a ship in a long slow two-hundred-year arc from world to world, announce that they are coming to Earth to welcome their hosts and Guests. Hearing of this, one voice cries out a different word for Alien: Monster< Less
.before Country By meika loofs samorzewski
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.before Country is a tight collection of seven Science Fiction short stories and code poems. Five were written before Country was named. Two describe the beginnings of settlement. Four code poems... More > recount the ongoing upheaval after initial terraforming. Some say this time of excess was deliberately encouraged, in order to forestall the conservative staidness that infects most isolated post-pioneer societies when they celebrate the pioneer spirit of their forebears, instead of doing it. The last story, The Isle of the Dead, relates a moment of metamorphosis. Rooted in personal agency, the hero Smith seeks a treasure but his outsider perspective rewrites the kernel and creates a new beginning. This directly lay the way for the ecosocial emergence of Country, when Starkey founded the legendary Ripplinglee, the first steadhouse. These tells prequel the three Books of Country (Fall, Born, Home) which best describe the time of the steaders. These will be released some time in the future.< Less
Ideas And Entities By Andrew Hickey
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In Ideas And Entities, Andrew Hickey, author of Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!, asks such questions as: What if the singularity was brought about by social media gaming? Who really wrote Shakespeare's... More > plays? What should you do if you accidentally defame a werewolf? Are physicists keeping the secret of time travel to themselves? And is it possible to have people agree with you too much? These and other questions are answered in the ten science fiction and fantasy stories found inside.< Less
Clones By Ryan Somma
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Your cloned child is a mirror, simultaneously reflecting who you are and what you might have been. It's potential was your potential. Can your clone achieve the dreams that fell to the wayside in... More > your own life, or is it doomed to repeat your mistakes? Clones is a collection of speculative short-stories that explores the relationship dynamics between parents and their cloned children. It inspires speculation as it entertains, probing issues we will face in our lifetimes.< Less
Clones By Ryan Somma
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Your cloned child is a mirror, simultaneously reflecting who you are and what you might have been. It's potential was your potential. Can your clone achieve the dreams that fell to the wayside in... More > your own life, or is it doomed to repeat your mistakes? Clones is a collection of speculative short-stories that explores the relationship dynamics between parents and their cloned children. It inspires speculation as it entertains, probing issues we will face in our lifetimes.< Less
Rocksliderider versus Eyewallsurfer (Ebook) By Jack Arcalon
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Forty hard science fiction short stories, set in the distant and not too distant future. Extreme philosophical speculations, anthropic paradoxes, Singularity stories, alien intelligences, and the... More > evolution of strange, almost immortal societies.< Less
Rocksliderider versus Eyewallsurfer By Jack Arcalon
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Forty hard science fiction short stories, set in the distant and not too distant future. Extreme philosophical speculations, anthropic paradoxes, Singularity stories, alien intelligences, and the... More > evolution of strange, almost immortal societies.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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