Five Haiku, by Denny E. Marshall

Five Haiku, by Denny E. Marshall

Five Haiku, by Denny E. Marshall

Five Haiku, by Denny E. Marshall
Aliens’ attack Kills less of population Then we do ourselves * * * Black hole Pulls spaceship To the dark side * * * Buried under Mars For millions of secret years Lies Earth’s history * * * New robots for sale With Feelings or No-Feelings — I could not decide * * * The ...

The Final Request, by Sheri Rosen

The Final Request, by Sheri Rosen “Good afternoon, Mr. Whitaker, Charlie,” said the waitress, nodding her head at the old man and young man sitting across from each other in the red booth. “What will you boys be ordering today?” The waitress was perhaps a bit too bright and perky for her age, Carl thought, as ...

The Final Request, by Sheri Rosen 1

The Final Request, by Sheri Rosen
“Good afternoon, Mr. Whitaker, Charlie,” said the waitress, nodding her head at the old man and young man sitting across from each other in the red booth. “What will you boys be ordering today?” The waitress was perhaps a bit too bright and perky for her age, Carl thought, as he squinted down at the ...

Making Minds, by Sean Goedecke

Making Minds, by Sean Goedecke “What still separates us from the gods,” Doctor Lohmann said, a little testily, “is processing power.” He sipped his glass of sherry, out of habit, and instantly regretted it. …

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Making Minds, by Sean Goedecke
“What still separates us from the gods,” Doctor Lohmann said, a little testily, “is processing power.” He sipped his glass of sherry, out of habit, and instantly regretted it. “Yes, yes,” replied the young software engineer, whose glass was already three-quarters empty, “that detail. But in theory we can create minds like ours, beings with ...

Encounter at Midnight, by Irene Maschke

Encounter at Midnight, by Irene Maschke Mick McLoren was quite an ordinary sort of guy.He was married, had two children, and had held the same clerical job for more than 17 years. He owned a house on the outskirts of London and spent all of his Sundays reading the Sunday newspapers. Like everybody else in ...

Encounter at Midnight, by Irene Maschke 1

Encounter at Midnight, by Irene Maschke
Mick McLoren was quite an ordinary sort of guy. He was married, had two children, and had held the same clerical job for more than 17 years. He owned a house on the outskirts of London and spent all of his Sundays reading the Sunday newspapers. Like everybody else in his neighborhood, he left the ...

The Saga of Wizard Bear, by Leo Byrne Jenicek

The Saga of Wizard Bear, by Leo Byrne Jenicek

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The Saga of Wizard Bear, by Leo Byrne Jenicek
  Deep in the woods, let evil beware The children’s friend, the Wizard Bear With tooth and claw, staff and spells Monsters he fights, darkness he fells If you be goblin, ogre, or troll Growing thunder will be your doom’s toll If wisdom you seek, Wizard Bear is wise His knowledge is great, as is ...