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A Few News Items

Hi everyone!

This is just a little post to let you all know that I am still around – even though my posting rate has gone down considerably this year. I’m still reading science fiction stories and will be writing reviews of them, but I’ve got a lot of other things going on in life right now so I won’t be posting too prolifically for a while!

Today I want to share with you 2 interesting news items that I received via email within the past few months. Read More

My Best Friend is a Robot by Brady Gerber

My Best Friend is a Robot by Brady Gerber is a story about a man named Dave and his descent into an existential nightmare and the equivalent of the last other person on earth holding you under the water until you drown, then dying of a heart attack, thus leaving you unharmed but alone forever.

Original image by Erik Dreyer (http://peer-gettyimages.com/post/7383894209/robot-friends#.UsrcHfsUV7o)

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After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg

After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg is the one story you know it would make for an awesome Dr Who special. Or Twilight Zone episode. Or anything, just somebody PLEASE MAKE THIS!

“Leor’s new machine had crystal rods and silver sides. A giant emerald was embedded in its twelve-angled lid.”

There are no problems in the future. Everyone’s belly is full, no-one drowns or thirsts or is ever unhappy. There are such lovely marvels in the future, when the mysteries of the Universe have been laid bare and Earth’s problems are in Earth’s past, the planet itself a distant memory.

It is the best of times and the worst part is, everybody agrees.

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Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede By Chuck Miller

Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede By Chuck Miller  is a foray into a world of two-fisted adventure, possessed by the spirit of the 20’s, its hands filled with repeating automatics spitting hot lead until the barrels are little more than red-hot messes of twisted metal.

http://www.comicmix.com/news/2011/04/30/a-centipede-a-cyprian-a-city-and-a-whole-fantasyverse-pro-se-announces-newly-acquired-licenses/

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Chip’s Six Attempts At Popularity by Jake Kerr

Chip’s Six Attempts At Popularity by Jake Kerr is the kind of story that every science fiction, comic book, fantasy or any other flavor of nerd has played out in his head. It is the penultimate reproduction of a fantasy that has haunted us for generations, from the teenage arenas of high-school to the blood-caked social grinder of our daily lives to this day.

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