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A&A Reviews SINGULARITY SYNDROME

Singularity Syndrome (Pandamoon Publishing) by Susan Kuchinskas I was pleasantly surprised by The Singularity Syndrome. I guess you could call it “hacker noir,” and by hacker I mean both biological as well as computer hacking. It involves biological chimeras in … Continue reading

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Boudreaux Responds to NASA June 2079 (Earth)

Arden Eli Hill Boudreaux Responds to NASA June 2079 (Earth) The sweet water of Europa. The golden sphere of Io. Send someone other than my descendants. We are still dirt-bound, wrestling with the bones of our dishonorable ancestors. To be … Continue reading

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Time on the Moon

Nikolas Macioci Time on the Moon It’s a measure of skill to walk on rocks. You ask where is everyone else? They’re shining down on you from behind Earth’s picket fence. They’re looking at your light through their dining room window. … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: “A Retreat Into Fantasy”

At the end of the year we all seem to reflect on what’s gone on before. One of the things I do is look at our statistics for Abyss & Apex readers. The information helps me find things you all … Continue reading

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The Scribes of Thutmose III

Joshua H. Gage   The Scribes of Thutmose III             In memory of Alberto Tulli The scribes of Thutmose III dip their reeds and scrawl the rumors across the papyrus weft, writing what they are told and keeping silent. Riparian … Continue reading

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Infestation

“Infestation” by R. A. O’Brien That wasn’t our code. Fright rushed through me. He’d never forget our code, never make a mistake with that. I had to be sure. I hit replay. “The events are straight-forward, Daisy Mae. A gibbous … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews ESPRIT DE CORPSE

Esprit de Corpse (NeoParadoxa) by Ef Deal This is a fun romp of a steampunk tale. Jacqueline Duval is an inveterate tinkerer, an innovator, and holds many mechanical patents in 1840s France. Her twin sister, Angélique, used to be a … Continue reading

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Kintsugi

“Kintsugi” by Amanda Dier Aki stumbled on a jutting cobblestone in the darkened alley and clipped his face against a pole at the edge of a steam-wreathed stall that sold roasted meats. The vendor hurried over to him, fist raised … Continue reading

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Deep Vision

Ann K. Schwader Deep Vision Farther & still farther through the void, we strain our gaze. A golden telescope unfurls against the infrared, deployed by deep field dreams. Incompetent to cope on one small rock, yet clutching enough rope to … Continue reading

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Command Module 012

M.C. Childs Command Module 012             Cape Canaveral, Pad 34, January 27, 1967 Grissom smelled sour buttermilk in the cabin 34 square feet of Velcro, flammable in high-pressure, high-oxygen air A silver-plated copper wire stripped … Continue reading

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