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Couto, Mia. Couto, Mia. Flash 7.1 Sample Stories. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Sorry Dan, But It’s No Longer Necessary for a Human to Serve as CEO of This Company. [Originally published June 10, 2014.]

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Sorry Dan, But It’s No Longer Necessary for a Human to Serve as CEO of This Company.

I like you, Dan, I really do. You’ve been the face of this company for many years, overseeing a period of unprecedented net growth. And on a more personal level, you’ve become a dear friend. Heck, our wives attend spin class together twice a week! A Tiny Feast. It took them both a long time to understand that the boy was sick, though she would point out that she had been the first to notice that he was unhappy, and had sought to remedy his discontent with sweeter treats and more delightful distractions.

A Tiny Feast

She thought it was evidence that she loved him more—that she had noticed first that something was wrong—and she said as much to her husband, when they were still trying to outdo each other in love for the child. Neither of them had much experience with illness. They had each taken many mortal lovers, but had cast them off before they could become old or infirm, and all their previous changelings had stayed healthy until they were returned, unaged and unstuck from their proper times, to the mortal world.

“There was no way you could have known,” said Dr. Bridesicle. From Asimov's Science Fiction - January 2009 Will McIntosh’s bittersweet story about the possible fate in store for the cryonically frozen, marks his third appearance in Asimov’s.


The author has also published stories in Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2008, Interzone, Strange Horizons, and other venues. He is currently working on two novels, one a baseball fantasy, the other based on his science fiction short story Soft Apocalypse. The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species. There is no definitive census of all the intelligent species in the universe.

The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species

Not only are there perennial arguments about what qualifies as intelligence, but each moment and everywhere, civilizations rise and fall, much as the stars are born and die. Time devours all. Yet every species has its unique way of passing on its wisdom through the ages, its way of making thoughts visible, tangible, frozen for a moment like a bulwark against the irresistible tide of time. Everyone makes books. If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love. 1,000 Words Nebula Award Winner Hugo Award nominee Listen to the podcast of “If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love” If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex.

If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love

You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. EvilrobotmonkeyMRK. Evil Robot Monkey - Mary Robinette Kowal. Evil Robot Monkey I have three version of Evil Robot Monkey to offer for your consideration as one of the Hugo nominees for Short Story.

Evil Robot Monkey - Mary Robinette Kowal

It was originally published in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, vol. 2 edited by George Mann. You may download a pdf of “Evil Robot Monkey“, illustrated by me. How To Talk To Girls At Parties (Text) "Come on," said Vic.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties (Text)

"It'll be great. " "No, it won't," I said, although I'd lost this fight hours ago, and I knew it. David Brin: The Giving Plague. You think you're going to get me, don't you?

David Brin: The Giving Plague

Well, you've got another think coming, 'cause I'm ready for you. That's why there's a forged a card in my wallet saying my blood group is AB negative, and a MedicAlert tag warning that I'm allergic to penicillin, aspirin, and phenylalanine. Another one states that I'm a practicing, devout Christian Scientist. All these tricks ought to slow you down when the time comes, as it's sure to, sometime soon. EP413: Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers. Filed in 10 and Up, Podcasts on September 14, 2013 with 1 comment by Lawrence Watt-EvansRead by Jonathon Hawkins Lawrence Watt-EvansAbout the Author…from… I’ve been writing fantasy for thirty years… no, my fantasy’s been published for thirty years.

EP413: Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers

I’ve been writing it since I was eight. It’s what I always wanted to do for a living, and I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve been able to manage that. I try to write fantasy with an element of common sense to it — not so much mythic archetypes as sensible people.Other than my job, my life’s pretty ordinary — a nice house in a quiet neighborhood, a wife, two grown kids, and an overweight cat. FREE FICTION: Paying It Forward by Michael A. Burstein. For more from Michael A.

FREE FICTION: Paying It Forward by Michael A. Burstein

Burstein, but a copy of his collection I Remember the Future. No one knows it yet. Having never married, I have no family to mourn my passing. I do have my fans, who would probably turn out in droves to say farewell if I had chosen to let them know in advance. But in the twilight of my time, I want to face this final passage alone. Emerald. Spider Robinson: Melancholy Elephants. Copyright is a hot-button topic these days. Does information want to be free…or just reasonably priced? I discussed copyright at some length 25 years ago—a year before the first TCP/IP wide area network in the world went operational—two years before the first Macintosh went on sale! —in the following story. Day. Ursula K. Leguin In memoriam Paul Goodman, 1911-1972 My novel The Dispossessed is about a small worldful of people who call themselves Odonians. Omelas. Ihnmaims. I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison Limp, the body of Gorrister hung from the pink palette; unsupported hanging high above us in the computer chamber; and it did not shiver in the chill, oily breeze that blew eternally through the main cavern.

The body hung head down, attached to the underside of the palette by the sole of its right foot. It had been drained of blood through a precise incision made from ear to ear under the lantern jaw. Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer. I don’t want to be evil. I want to be helpful. But knowing the optimal way to be helpful can be very complicated. There are all these ethical flow charts—I guess the official technical jargon would be “moral codes”—one for each religion plus dozens more.