Signs of Gods

Reading Time: 4 minutes When people start to get mysterious spots and disappear, Jude becomes concerned, but all is not what it seems as he searches for the truth.

Galactic Civilizations 3 is free from Epic this week

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Every Thursday, Epic offers a PC game for free. Yesterday that was Stardock Games’ Galactic Civilizations 3, a critically-acclaimed, popular game that’s like Sid Meier’s Civilization, but in space. Other differences include the fact that you can play the game in multi-player mode, battling your friends for control of the galaxy. That’s nice, considering that, …

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Reading Time: 18 minutes As artificial intelligence and nanotechnology are changing the way we wage war, some things will always stay the same.

Cli-fi short story contest offers $8,700 in prizes

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Grist, a publication that focuses on climate, sustainability and social justice has announced a contest for short stories that focus on climate change. Entry is free, the deadline is April 12, and the short stories should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. “We’re embracing the opportunity to look beyond the confines of the …

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Reading Time: 4 minutes An old-tech modem leads an ex-con back into a world of crime.

Experts: Ethics a must in AI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, both in the workplace and at home. Some AI experts are stressing the need to focus on making AI ethical and keeping it human friendly. Bias in programming, security concerns, and a lack of public knowledge about how AI works are all issues that …

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Best AI startups of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global artificial intelligence market is expected to grow by 46.2% from 2019 to 2025. That type of growth can’t be matched by almost any other industry in the world. Artificial intelligence solutions are particularly relevant for the IT, healthcare, automotive, and manufacturing sectors. However, practically all other businesses can find a use for this …

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Reading Time: 8 minutes I’ve met countless souls over the years – rich and poor, young and old, across many different places and many different times, but never had I met anyone quite like him.

AI expert: Don’t fear the robot apocalypse

Reading Time: 2 minutes With talks of large companies investing in AI weapons, brain-chips being developed to enhance soldiers, and the head of the British armed forces saying that robot soldiers could make up a quarter of the army by the 2030s, people might have some doubts about where this is all going — a recent survey citing twelve percent of Americans see the possibility of human extinction.

Hit Me

Reading Time: 6 minutes What good is being psychic if you can only predict someone’s coffee order or that their shoe will come untied? But our heroine’s normally mundane talent takes a dark turn when she realizes she’s going to be hit by a car. Will she survive? Can she change her fate?

A Million Miles Away

Reading Time: 5 minutes The shack sits like the hollowed-out shell of a dead insect. The inner walls bleed with rotten wallpaper, and the floor is a gray slab, with a single window overlooking a black sea


Reading Time: 2 minutes A band of faeries endeavors to help a worthy little girl by doggedly placing wish opportunities in her path.

Siren Song

Reading Time: 16 minutes When a chain-smoking, foul-mouthed finned gypsy washes up in a small Oregon town, the acting Chief of Police finds herself becoming a reluctant mermaids’ rights activist.

House Keepers

Reading Time: 3 minutes When civilization begins to crumble, the 1 percent retreat to their summer homes.

72 Versions of Simon

Reading Time: 15 minutes Simon, a weak man who suffers from stomach pain and headaches, is afraid of everything–fog, insects, his boss. But all of his pain and fears disappear when Simon finds a whole new universe on his Peek device.

The Old Storms

Reading Time: 3 minutes The old storms have gone away, and a little wonder has gone out of the world with them. Can they be brought back?

The Angel of El Escorial

Reading Time: 8 minutes I concealed the marvel that we discovered in the foothills of Sierra de Guadarrama. That I kept it a secret is my greatest sin.

The Remover

Reading Time: 37 minutes In a world where vampires are evolved alongside humankind, one a vampire is experiencing a mid-life crisis which includes an unhealthy attachment to his long-dead wife, a struggle with his faith, and mental illness.


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