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Contact, Part I

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity. 2,389 more words

Rendezvous, Part II

The command center had become a lot busier since we’d made radio contact. Now, we were there even on our off-time, just to be ready for when the alien ship sent its response. 2,041 more words

Arrival, Part III


Stirring, I cracked an eye open and looked at the open door to my quarters. A shadowy figure stood in the archway, silhouetted against the light coming in from the hall, and I briefly thought back to how my father always wished me goodnight that way. 1,955 more words

Arrival, Part II

Thankfully, the last leg of the flight into the system was uneventful, despite some concerns. Kapteyn’s Oort Cloud was much thinner than the Sun’s, to the point where you could go for tens of billions of miles through it before hitting anything bigger than a pea. 2,114 more words

Come out to play ...

The Wilhelm Scream is a band with a great respect for those eighties movies with little twist. Movies like the Warriors and Assault on Presinct 13. 20 more words

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June 4

I had plans for today. As per usual, I didn’t stick to them.

I intended to get up early, play some Borderlands 2, watch a film or something good on TV and read some comics. 436 more words