Posts Tagged "issue 10"

Interstellar

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Freeman Ng Between, time freezes, the perfect points of the un-astered stars unmoving in their fixed array: a field   through which he streaks at many, many times the speed of light―through which he crawls, an unseen ant across a desert.   He knew the change and crush of great...

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Exobiology

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By F.J. Bergmann Their hives were castles of yellow sulfur; their language, a barrage of white noise. Even their house pets had wheeled feet or huge faceted eyes the color of moons rising on our homeworld. Their excreta glowed in the dark, illuminating convoys of nocturnal harvest...

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Horizontal Rain

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Mary Robinette Kowal Maxwell Sanders pressed the phone closer to his ear as if that would somehow bring comprehension. “Did you say trolls?” “Yes, Max.” With her words, he could picture Amalia’s rigid posture. He ran a hand over his scalp. “I can’t redo the aluminum plant blueprints...

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Scenting the Dark

by on Mar 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Mary Robinette Kowal Lifting the stopper from the vial to his nose, Penn inhaled slowly. Against the neutral backdrop of his ship’s cleanroom, he picked out aromas of quince, elderberry, and bright Martian soil that hinted of blood, with undercurrents of cinnamon and Zeta Epsilon’s...

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Beyond the Garden Close

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By Mary Robinette Kowal Lena rocked back and forth, feet aching from standing so long, as if the metal floors were harder in the auditorium than anywhere else in the ship. The paper bib she wore rustled as she shifted. The waiting that the high-holy put the prospectives through made Lena...

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