Crossover, by F. Alexander Brejcha

Crossover, by F. Alexander Brejcha
“See what I mean, Master Gorean?” My diminutive guide pointed to me and shook his head, briefly revealing pointed ears as his long black hair swung to the side. “Danek does not even know who you are – his own father!” I looked over at my supposed father again. No. Right age, but my dad wasn’t ...

Crossover, by F. Alexander Brejcha 1

Crossover, by F. Alexander Brejcha
“See what I mean, Master Gorean?” My diminutive guide pointed to me and shook his head, briefly revealing pointed ears as his long black hair swung to the side. “Danek does not even know who you are — his own father!” I looked over at my supposed father again. No. Right age, but my dad wasn’t ...

A Standard Space Tale, by NoMan

A Standard Space Tale, by NoMan
Tomorrow, the System Defender, Captain White, fell on his ass in humiliating circumstances. Here is how it will happened. Exactly somewhere between Mercury and Pluto, which is to say perfectly and imprecisely in the center of the edge of the system, his trirem, Remember the Argo, finally will overtake the Cymbal of Eve, flagship of ...

A Standard Space Tale, by NoMan 1

A Standard Space Tale, by NoMan
Tomorrow, the System Defender, Captain White, fell on his ass in humiliating circumstances. Here is how it will happened. Exactly somewhere between Mercury and Pluto, which is to say perfectly and imprecisely in the center of the edge of the system, his trirem, Remember the Argo, finally will overtake the Cymbal of Evil, flagship of ...

Mutant XX Embryo, by Edward R. Heard

Mutant XX Embryo, by Edward R. Heard
Mutant XX Embryo, by Edward R. Heard A man wearing a black wool cap and an overcoat slips through the narrow opening at the gate of a chain-link fence. He ducks into the shadow of a building. The dumpster beside him – labeled Geneticorp Laboratories, BIOHAZARD – exudes a rancid chemical odor that stings his ...

Mutant XX Embryo, by Edward R. Heard 1

Mutant XX Embryo, by Edward R. Heard
A man wearing a black wool cap and an overcoat slips through the narrow opening at the gate of a chain-link fence. He ducks into the shadow of a building. The dumpster beside him — labeled Geneticorp Laboratories, BIOHAZARD — exudes a rancid chemical odor that stings his nose. He looks up at the sky ...

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 Day of the Kudzu, by William Suboski 4

The Day of the Kudzu, by William Suboski
“Remember the senator who was attacked by Triffids?” He caught me unawares; he always does. He only shares a few stories a year, always on the trail, never at the Fire Watch. And always after dinner, when I am cleaning up. He leans back against the tree, stirs the bowl of his pipe and relights ...

The Nemesis, by T.L. Rese 3

The Nemesis, by T.L. Rese
Detective Lace zipped up her uniform and stepped into her hovercraft. Her suit was a single one-piece, skin-tight, navy blue, stretching from her ankles to her head.  She pulled the hood over her hair; it clung to her scalp like a diving cap.  It was thin as a ply of toilet paper – and one ...