Video: Final Landing of ‘Atlantis’ Space Shuttle

Kasha Chatham, Alien Fighter-Person, by Katherine Sanger

Kasha Chatham, Alien Fighter-Person, by Katherine Sanger
Oh my god, let me tell you, it was so totally drama! One minute we were just sitting there at the café, drinking our non-fat sugar-free French vanilla lattes, and the next, wham, it was total alien invasion!  And Bruce was just vaporized, like he wasn’t even there.  Just a puff of smoke.  Not even ...

Giving Thanks, by Katherine Sanger

Giving Thanks, by Katherine Sanger
When the ship crash-landed on the blue and green planet, we thought, at first, that a terrible tragedy had befallen us, and we had failed. * * * But then we learned that our mission was complete. * * * Like the youths of Athena sent to the mighty Minotaur we were to be the ...

The Witness, by James Steele 1

The Witness, by James Steele
The dying star above me is surrounded by luminous, red gas. I sit down and gaze up at it. The star flickers as it spins, and slowly, gradually, the red cloud spreads. Its shades of red deepen and eventually fade into the blackness of empty space. I lie down and watch. The star throws off ...

Hard Suit Lock, by Sean Monaghan 2

Hard Suit Lock, by Sean Monaghan
Andreas smacked into some tubes on the Donkicong’s fuselage, then clipped the edge of the airlock and bounced away slowly. It reminded him a little of watching Willard’s buckled and broken ship tumbling towards the Martian atmosphere. “What’s the problem, A?” Bayliss said. “My arm is jammed. I spun out. And I can’t fit into ...

'An Alien's Love' by LB Knowles

'An Alien's Love' by LB Knowles
The Jacques Richarde Building shook. Students and teachers alike considered their escape route, but before they had the time to follow it, the shaking stopped. “Was that an earthquake?” Madeline Mullaney asked the attractive blonde next to her. “I think it was an alien landing on the roof,” Maria replied, to the surprise of everyone ...

‘Brain Break’ by Kris Knapp

'Brain Break' by Kris Knapp
Corrodel stepped through the telepod, fumbling with his mug and briefcase. He tripped, and hot coffee splashed on his white shirt. Jobe swiveled in his hover chair and chortled. “Bravo.” Corrodel sighed and set down his mug and briefcase. Jobe hovered back around. “Thirty seconds late. Old man Lipston’ll have your head.” He sipped a ...

Letter to the Editor: Atomjack e-anthology 'Butterfly Affects'

Dear Editor: Atomjack has just published its first e-anthology, Butterfly Affects*.  The theme is alternate futures, where some changed event in our past (as recently as Gary Hart and the Berlin Wall) has affected our future in drastic and dramatic ways.  I would like to invite your readers to have a look. The anthology begins ...

Website: Starship Modeler

Starship Modeler is an information resource for the science fiction, factual space, fantasy, mecha, or anime scale model builder. Visit: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/index.htm

'More Blood' by David Such

'More Blood' by David Such
The girl sitting next to him was hot, but damn she could talk. Jes was Sam Blood’s latest potential new girlfriend. She hadn’t quite separated from her current man, but Blood had a feeling that this was imminent. The uComm beeped in Blood’s ear. He activated it on silent while pretending to continue to listen ...