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S2.40 The Perfect Gene

The Perfect Gene by Olga Werby


Olga Werby, Ed.D., has a Doctorate from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on designing online learning experiences. She has a Master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in Education of Math, Science, and Technology. She has been creating computer-based projects since 1981 with organizations such as NASA (where she worked on the Pioneer Venus project), Addison-Wesley, and the Princeton Review. Olga has a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics from Columbia University. She became an accidental science fiction indie writer about a decade ago, with her first book, “Suddenly Paris,” which was based on then fairly novel idea of virtual universes. She writes about characters that rarely get represented in science fiction stories — homeless kids, refugees, handicapped, autistic individuals — the social underdogs of our world. Her stories are based in real science, which is admittedly stretched to the very limit of possible.

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S2.38 Tomorrow’s Dawn

Tomorrow’s Dawn by Milo James Fowler


Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day and a speculative fictioneer by night.
Tomorrow’s Dawn is a part of the Deep Space compilation.
http://www.milojamesfowler.com/

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S2.37 Invasion

Invasion by Dafydd McKimm


Dafydd McKimm was born and raised in Wales, but now lives in the Far Eastern city of Taipei, where he spends most of his free time reading and writing speculative fiction. His stories have previously appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Stupefying Stories SHOWCASE, and Deep Magic. You can find him online at https://dafyddmckimm.com/.

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S2.21 The Parasite and the Widow

The Parasite and the Widow by Jeremy Gottwig


Jeremy’s recent work has appeared in Nature: Futures, the InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Darkfuse.  He lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife and young son and is a member of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Critique Circle.

Links:
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@jgottwig
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S2.18 Walls of Nigeria

Walls of Nigeria by Jeremy Szal


Originally published in Nature.

Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction and fantasy work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He’s completed multiple novels and is on the hunt for literary representation. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia, where he consumes too much beer. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal

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S2.14 Siren of the Void

Siren of the Void by M L Moos


M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.

She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.

You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog or on twitter @mlmoosauthor.

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S2.13 Letting Go

Letting Go by Alex Shvartsman


Letting Go originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 90 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two-time finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction (2015 and 2017). He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com

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S2.10 Space Opera

Space Opera by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt


First appeared in Splickety.

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction,” stories that are small in scope but big in impact. If you enjoyed “Space Opera,” please let him know via his blog or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.

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Out of this world roundup

Busy doesn’t even touch on how my last two weeks have been. But I’d like to go out of this world a little so here’s a roundup.

Far far out of this world

Looking for Technosignatures at Centauri Dreams has a great post about one of the great ways to discover life elsehwere, technosignatures.

One thought is to look for signs of imbalance suggestive of technologies like ours, producing air pollution that can be measured by spectroscopic analysis. 

See, pollution might be good. Assuming that you think aliens spotting us would be good.

Explosively

How Do Supernovae Fail? at Universe Today (which I love, and highly recommend)…

But it turns out some supernovae just don’t bring their A-game. Instead hitting the ball out of the park, they choke up at the last minute.

They’re failures. They’ll never amount to anything. They’re a complete and utter disappointment to me and your mother. Oh wait, we were talking about stars, right.

So awesome!

Perspective

Get some perspective on your world over at Universe today (yes, again). With what does Earth look like from Mars? Perspective.

Random Roundup

Mostly not of this earth, but a little of this earth. Just a normal random roundup.

Also humans.

Fire, watch it burn - from Pixabay

Fire, watch it burn – from Pixabay

Not of this Earth

Planetary rings are incredibly beautiful. They may be the remnants of the destruction of dwarf planets.

The rings are pieces of Dwarf Planets that got torn off in passing, which were then ripped to pieces!

Juno – I don’t care how old this is – is out of safe mode and awesome. NASA is awesome. Humans managed to send tiny hunks of metal, plastic, and glass and throw them super hard and whoop they went out into space and made pictures of planets that we can see (and that we can’t) as just little specks of light. Humans. Can. Be. Awesome. Then again, robots are the ones doing the hard work. Packing up, leaving home, journeying through potentially lethal and unknown space to explore the universe. Didn’t humans used to talk about going out and exploring? Now we just let robots have all the glory?

At least that will be another reason for AI to not want to bother to destroy us. If you write about AI I can’t recommend this enough.

The true understanding of natural language, the breadth and generality of human intelligence, our ability to both play Go and cross the street and make a decent omelet—that variety is the hallmark of human intelligence and all we’ve done today is develop narrow savants that can do one little thing super well.

A quick funny – sort of funny?

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