Was Earth visited by aliens who ignored us?Read more "Give A Call Next Time"
Bob sets out to explore a black hole.
Alice thinks she witnesses his demise.
Bob may return, but his time frame is no longer Alice’s.
The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.Read more "The Mistaken Time Traveller (Circa 2010)"
As though for surgery, patrons were masked,
I suppose the entire populace,Read more "THE MISTAKEN TIME TRAVELLER"
Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL … Let me rephrase that: Take me to someone with whom to exchange knowledge.Read more "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL …"
In 1977, a recording of “Liu Shui” (流水; Stream), as performed by Guan, was chosen to be included in the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated LP recording containing music from around the world, which was sent into outer space by NASA on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. It is the longest excerpt included on the disc (lasting seven minutes and […]Read more "TOPPING THE STAR CHARTS"
POOR REFLECTION If we find life a few light-years from here, and it turns out that that life’s multi-celled and that it is intelligent, I fear they’ll still be dumb, and hope will be dispelled. What if they’re even stupider than us – some ancient culture that never evolved – no bronze age, their […]Read more "POOR REFLECTION"
PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]Read more "PONDEROUS PUNDIT"
FIRST APPEARANCE In memoriam Robert Sheckley reflected in glass a commonplace human, startling at first he’d fit in, he knew Earth’s sentient forms blinded by expectations Trying to gropple in this restricted body, settled for a grin. I was very happy to have this tribute to one of my favorite writers and all time […]Read more "First Appearance"