Pacific Rim: The Black by Eric S Brown

Pacific Rim: The Black Eric S Brown The original Pacific Rim film brought big budget Mecha to the silver screen in America for the first time. It was an epic adventure of machines, monsters, and combat. Its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, tried to recapture…

The Suspicious Widower by K. A. Williams

The Suspicious Widower K. A. Williams I awoke with a headache and soon discovered that I didn’t have any more chamomile to make a soothing tea. When I went outside to my garden, the plants were starting to wither from lack of rain. It…

Black Hole by Dean Schreck

Black Hole Dean Schreck First published in Space and Time Issue #71 Winter 1987 Black hole, relinquish your secrets— are you nothing,                 or are you something more? Do you sit on the edge      …

Sabotage by Dan Rice

Sabotage Dan Rice Liberty Station isn’t the largest outpost in the vast expanse of vacuum we call space, but for a boy from Old Earth like me, it’s the best duty assignment imaginable. I mean, my God, there are aliens! Blue-skinned Starlight Missionaries and…

Third Planet from Nowhere by David C Kopaska-Merkel

Third Planet from Nowhere David C Kopaska-Merkel The water bill’s through the roof The local pawnshop won’t take Ultrapure gold anymore FBI and IRS have both been by (Thank Tech for the Memory-Erasing Ray!) The basement lab uses SO MUCH water Even 90% effluent…

The Parting of the White and the Black

The Parting of the White and the Black Massimo Soumaré Translated from Italian by Toshiya Kamei A heavy cloak of darkness enveloped the last meeting of the two. The distant battlefield awaited them, longing for their death. A horrible, bloody death, so atrocious as…

Black Demon Shark by Richard Stevenson

Black Demon Shark Richard Stevenson Melanized great white shark or sixty-foot megalodon spied just off the coast of the Baja, California, peninsula? Who knows? He’s got a huge threshing tail though and concentric rows of nasty teeth. Not the sort of denizen you wanna…