Fathom by J.S. Rogers

“Here we go,” Dr.Hirsh murmured as her submersible, the Trident, slipped below Panthalassa’s waves. The dropship that delivered them from the Hermes, the great research vessel in Panthalassa’s orbit, retreated immediately up through the planet’s thin atmosphere. The Hermes, too large to conduct close research on its own, lingered above Panthalassa, waiting for the Trident’screw … Read moreFathom by J.S. Rogers

“Diplomatic Immunity” by Daniel M. Kimmel

First contact with an alien civilization was precisely the way many science fiction writers and scientists had imagined it for years.  We picked up each other’s broadcast signals.  Once the Centaurians (as we referred to them) knew we existed and we discovered them, it was only a matter of time before we connected. While the … Read more“Diplomatic Immunity” by Daniel M. Kimmel

“Тварини планети Уре” Дарина Стремецька

Повітря в скафандрі мало присмак гуми. Це було нестрашно — майже напевно відомо, що атмосфера на Уре придатна для дихання. Вони з Грегом вдягнули скафандри в якості застережного заходу — за даними королівського архіву останній раз слуги Його Світлості Людвіга CVIII ступали на поверхню цієї планети 20 років тому — хтозна, що встигло змінитися за … Read more“Тварини планети Уре” Дарина Стремецька

“Deciding Vote” by Michael Kellichner

  Because the world shattered, water and shadow coalesced into Ehte, who became aware again for the first time since the world was formed.  Fluid darkness, he opened his consciousness and saw ragged, broken chunks floating off into the cosmos. Entire civilizations were collapsing, screaming cacophonous choruses.  Vague clouds of elements snaked away in vanishing … Read more“Deciding Vote” by Michael Kellichner