Tagged in "humanity"

The human race in terms of science fiction and how humanity relates with one another around the globe.

Closure

Nickolas Rudolph
in Fiction

Mary sat at the table in the quiet room. The room was a medium sized square with sound absorbing material lining the ceiling and the walls. So quiet, so calm she thought she could feel the hum from th...

Excerpt From "The Burning Years"

Felicity Harley
in Fiction

Peter, my maker, has recently told me, “Inanna, the burning years are about to kick into full throttle.” When I heard this from him, I knew none of the wars and fights and various ideologies and belie...

Redemption

Kevin Wortman
in Fiction

Sera held her head in one hand, elbow resting on the bar, her fingers entwined in her short flaxen hair, almost as if she were about to pull it out. Her eyes spoke of a weary ferocity, all the more st...

Conquer

J.C. S.
in Fiction

How do you come to grips with knowing someone knows you in other lives? Erin wasn’t bothered at all because he traveled to so many different time periods...he counted one hundred and twelve instances ...

Therapy

Rod Christiansen
in Fiction

Phaedra had logged in. She found herself in a bland white virtual reality room. For her online avatar, Phaedra had chosen a slim black haired ebony skinned woman, beautiful and alluring. She rather li...

Chimera: The Entropy Effect

Bryan Irving
in Fiction

The four dark clad figures made their way down the metallic ladder, descending into the gloom beneath the bustling city. Each wore a suite of what appeared, to the untrained eye, to be bike leathers w...

On Borrowed Time

Dr. Williams
in Culture

Ever since man has looked up at the heavens there have been many unanswered questions about the destiny of mankind. These unanswerable questions have always reoccurred through each millennium. We have...

Zolark of Desire

Victor Acquista
in Fiction

Writing prompts provide ways to challenge creative expression. In this Space Western microstory, the prompt was an imaginary word, “zolark”. Zolark of Desire “Shut up, Bill.” The big miner continued u...

Earth to Bill

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

It was 2013. I was now three and a half hours into a six-hour bus ride back to New York City from my hometown of Syracuse, NY. After an exciting, yet stressful visit with family, I wanted nothing more...

From the 5th Book, "Hegira," The Prologue, "Decision on Vandeventer"

Teresa McLaughlin
in Fiction

She remembered. It was a Saturday morning over 30 years ago. Must have been early Winter, steam billowed from car exhaust. Sitting alone, in a diner on Vandeventer Avenue, a plate of eggs and bacon in...

That Ain't No Little Green Man

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

Decades of entertainment and pop culture have invaded our eyes and ears with tales of little green men coming from destinations unknown and plaguing our skies and our homes. These little green critter...

From the 4th Book, "The Far, Far West," The Prologue, "Descent Into Darkness"

Teresa McLaughlin
in Fiction

It was the land of the dead, the underworld, the abyss; the land beyond the edge of the world, where the sun never rose, where light was choked out. It was the Land of Darkness. Closing her eyes, she ...

Excerpt From the 3rd Book, "To Break Bread with Strangers," The Prologue, "Banquet at Uruk"

Teresa McLaughlin
in Fiction

She felt a cascade of changing memories. Like double vision, as if one eye blurred while the other remained clear. Different images of the same event vibrated against each other. The dissonance made h...

Cut Your Hair

J.C. S.
in Fiction

“Erin!” Cassandra yelled. Nothing. He acted as if he didn't hear her. “Damn you, Erin!” She yelled again. Erin paused, looking into his small mirror hanging on the hut’s straw wall. “I'm grooming!” He...

Humanity 2.0

Mickey Finn
in Culture

I’m going to take a moment to point out some observations on how humanity has developed, and what they may mean for our future. As a lover of all things science and science fiction, I have always been...

Enceladus' Ice-Covered Ocean Closer to Surface Than Previously Thought

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

When it comes to places in the Solar System to search for possible alien life, Saturn's moon Enceladus is now right near the top of the list. Like Jupiter's moon Europa, it has a subsurface ocean of w...