The Sedra Anomaly by Lyn McConchie

The Sedra Anomaly Lyn McConchie      Sstha stood on the bridge of The Farseeker. His captain was down on Sedra and would be gone for at least two more days and, for that time, the command of the ship was his. He walked over…

Elegy for Iain Banks by Vince Gotera

Elegy for Iain Banks Vince Gotera First published in Star*Line 39.3                 For Iain M. Banks (1954-2013)               Scottish science fiction writer               known for fanciful spaceship names.                The Irish corvette Macha – a small               warship – was dispatched to France               to bring William Butler…

I Am He As You Are They And We Are All Together by

I Am He As You Are They And We Are All TogetherDavid C. Kopaska-MerkelKendall EvansIn the beginning the word was, I’m told,We all wanted to be a part of something biggerWe sacrificed mobility but gained collective strength,Our numbers covering a great deal of territoryIn…

The Third Planet by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans

The Third Planetor, Something Had to be DoneDavid C. Kopaska-MerkelKendall EvansThe blues of seas, the aquamarinesWhite whorls of cloudThe sun-struck tans and brownsOf continents with tailsAnd trailing islandsAs if the Coriolis force affects them too–The third planet: thin-skinned, touchy,Not a particularly good neighbor,Prone to…

Space Opera by Vince Gotera

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Superhero by Vince Gotera

SuperheroVince Gotera                                                        for KathyTiger Woman loped through green jungle. Hum of insects, bird song, monkey chatter paused as she drew near and passed, though she was quiet as a breeze, a wisp of smoke. That memory filled Tiger…

Dragon’s Teeth by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans

 Dragon’s TeethDavid C. Kopaska-Merkel  and Kendall EvansOur teeth fell out like seedsThe new children of MedeaCanines:Extinct species resurrecting,White-feathered dinosaurs,Albino Dire Wolves and Deadly ManticoresProwling the arctic’s equatorial islandsIncisors:Our own ancestors,Giant rats,Camels like giraffesBicuspids:Rhinos 11 feet high at the shoulderSabred cats and sharksA chitinous group-mindMolars:Groves…