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The Senior Editor's usual rants about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

Flight of the Starhawk
Part 2 (of 3)

Tony Ragas
As a teenager, Josh had wanted to fly to the stars. As an adult, he ended up with an oilfield job and a portfolio of hopeless dreams stashed away on his PC's hard drive. Alcoholism and depression ate away at him and drove him to spend lonely nights pondering his existence. Then he met an alien on the riverbank one night. An alien with a machine that created objects out of raw matter and energy. Even complex objects like components for starships!

Strange Deaths to Follow
Part 4 (of 5)

Neil McGill
A strange tale where a fortean detective meets the minority report meets the world of Pratchett meets Tarantino.

Wind Riders
Timothy Maguire
An off-world student in Mars' unfinished capital finds that the sport she adores has become something far more troubling.

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Short Stories

Helen in Wonderland
Robert Moriyama
In the Port Armstrong lunar colony, Helen Damnation McKay has no equal. In the Mare Inebrium however, she may have met her match!

Alien Noir
Sam Kenyon
Alex Fisk knew that trying to save the world from destroying itself was like trying to put out a forest firespitting on it. But what the hell; it was a living.

Another Great Discovery
Daniel Sosa
Discovering a new planet is always a big deal…but this one broke all the molds.

Catch A Burning Star
Gareth Lyn Powell
Nick Malik had done some rotten things to survive, but on the eve of Armageddon he found he owed a debt he could not ignore, even if it cost him his life.

Mark Healy
Elise was a pretty young reporter of the pad and pencil school, but when she arrived aboard the research vessel Mjolnir the first thing she realized she needed was a blue jumpsuit.

Of Kings And Thrones
Gregory Thompson
Inheriting the throne isn't something everyone wants.

Paddy's New Girl Friend
Joe Vadalma
Paddy O'Brien's love life was in the pits until he picked up this luscious red head in his favourite bar. She was a real hotty, perhaps hotter than Paddy could handle.

The In-Crowd
John Hartless
When a passing meteor destroys your world, there is only one thing to do. You adjust.

To Be, Arnold To Be!
Mike Slabon
In an age when everything has been copyrighted, the lot of a celebrity impersonator is a hard one. Still, a good lawyer can always find a way…

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Poetry and Filk Music

Septimus Warren Smith Takes A Walk In the Park
Cameron Nielson

Unfriendly Skies
Aurelio Rico Lopez III

Devil Trumpets
Daniel Arsyn

Economies of Scale
Roy Gray

Flying Again
Danny Erin

I'm Hoping This Madness Will Stay
Rev. Theresa Jackson

Natural Tones
Durlabh Singh

Recollections of a Gentleman
Mike Rasmussen

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Articles and features

The Pollwatchers!
Cary Semar
Cary Semar turns his eye towards the political scene…

Dan Hollifield Reviews Lies of the Prophet
the newest novel by C. J. Burch.

Dan Hollifield Reviews Sunshine Patriots
the new novel by Bill Campbell.

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