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Sour Milk Girls by Erin Roberts

“Sour Milk Girls” is a 2018 science fiction short story by Erin Roberts. It is about four teenaged girls in an orphanage… girls who’ve had their memories altered! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!

Memory Manipulation
The idea of manipulating someone’s memories – adding false ones, removing real ones, or just altering them slightly – is super fascinating! I remember first becoming aware of this splendid idea when I came across Philip K. Dick’s story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” That one is loads of fun to read, and the movie adaptations are pretty good too! Since then I have read several stories involving memory manipulation in one way or another. Here is another one, but this one has its own special twist that keeps it from being just another run-of-the-mill memory story.
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Science Fiction News and Links for February 15, 2018

Plenty of links and stories in today’s post, however I am condensing some of them so that this page doesn’t get too long. So rather than listing every story and link from some magazines, I am just linking to the main page or TOC instead. As always, let me know what you think of the format. Thanks!

News & Articles

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The Ambulance Made Two Trips by Murray Leinster

“The Ambulance Made Two Trips” is a 1960 science fiction short story by Murray Leinster. It is about a detective who discovers a man with unbelievably good luck.

New Psi-tech
Ugh, technology moves so fast now-a-days. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for new tech and gadgets, but it sometimes seems like new stuff comes out too fast – you know, before the last version has really had a chance to get going. I do find this fascinating, though. In fact, I am currently working on my Masters thesis which is about why some people might adopt new technology before others. Is there some benefit to being an early adopter? It can be hard to tell. But the guy in this story has definitely found a benefit to being an early adopter, that’s for sure! And, it is refreshing to see a new, science-fictiony, technology that I haven’t seen before too. Read More

Science Fiction News and Links for February 8, 2018

Welcome back, everyone, to the 2nd edition of News and Links! This week brings a nice smattering of stories and interesting items from around the web:


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Flash Fiction Monday: Presidents and Camels

As I was checking out the latest stories on the web site Daily Science Fiction, I noticed a cool feature in the side-bar: the Transporter can take you to a highly rated random story! Well, I just had to try that! I clicked a few times to get science ficiton stories (you can tell by looking at the URL) and then gave these 2 stories a try. The Transporter, it turns out, does a really good job!
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Science Fiction News and Links for February 1, 2018

I am starting something new here on a weekly news and link post. The idea for this came from the old SF Signal site – they would do a daily link post, and it was really cool. I miss that, so I decided to start my own. My link post, however, will focus on news and links that are related to science fiction short stories and authors of such. This will include news items, articles, links to free stories and podcasts, reviews, interesting web sites and what not. Feel free to let me know what you think, and we’ll see how it all goes! Read More