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It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat.
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On the faraway planet of Bona Dea, in a society forged by ancient settlers, trouble is brewing. Young psychic Axandra, never comfortable with her gift, is being forced to use it for the benefit of her people as ruling matriarch of the entire world and host to a powerful entity known only as the Goddess. 47 more words
Paul Cole of the Beam Me Up Podcast site podcast my flash fiction story “Even a Non-Corporeal Can Get Lonely” in the latest pod cast (Issue # 419) on his Beam Me Up site. 39 more words
One knows that a concept or an idea has become firmly established as a trope once it becomes the butt of jokes and satire. This is what’s happened to the concept of the “shadowy government agency”. 1,319 more words