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Fiction

Here you can find all of the stories that have been published on the SPJ website.

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Network Protocols of Reef Six

by Benjamin Rosenbaum There are three, coequal and independent, network protocols on Reef Six, and every centimeter of the structure of that immense star-enveloping organism-habitat is optimized to transmit all three. Data networks are ancient; they predate the Dispersal of Humanity, born in the dawn of time, siblings of agriculture and the atom bomb. Data… Keep Reading

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Hardcover Hardship

by Álvaro Piñero González Being me is not easy. Some carry on voicing that my complaints have no grounds, that my existence is peaceful. But then again, what do they know? Nothing! I was like them, long ago. Aye, those were glorious days. The centre of all adulation, my popularity knew no equal. Everyone paid me heed,… Keep Reading

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Subject: Clickbeetle

by Ian Watson They put a clickbeetle into Suzan’s left ear to chastise her for concentrating too much upon her own consciousness. The beetle happily feeds upon earwax packed with energetic fatty acids and cholesterol. Click click click click, it clicks continuously. This isn’t the type of beetle whose click propels it away double-quick from… Keep Reading

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The End of History, the Beginning of Hers

A lost tale reconstructed from the Byzantine chronicle of 1453 by Ádám Gerencsér A portent of imminent defeat hung heavily in the air. This day of reckoning had been put off for generations by the forefathers of the city’s current inhabitants, in turn by diplomacy, by cunning or deceit, at times by feigned fealty and… Keep Reading

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