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Anticlimatic by Arlan Andrews Sr.

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ANTICLIMATIC Arlan Andrews, Sr. Nervous tension thickened palpably in the NASA control center as flickering kinetoscope signals from the descending Martian lander came in, the cratered surface of that planet growing larger and larger in the dim, slow-scan images. “We should receive touchdown confirmation in ten seconds…” the Mission Controller said over the loudspeaker, as…

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Double Grave by James Fitzsimmons

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DOUBLE GRAVE James Fitzsimmons “Where’s my digitalis!” “Here, Dad.” “Where’s my magazine?” “Here, Dad.” “That’s Sports Illustrated. I want Sporting News!” “They don’t print Sporting News anymore.” “Where have you been all morning?” “I went to the store to get you a magazine.” Picket sat up in bed, coughed, and spat into a cup. Ace…

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Frank Herbert, PhotoJournalist by Erik Jorgensen

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FRANK HERBERT, PHOTOJOURNALIST Erik Jorgensen Famous people typically have mundane pasts in unknown places before they stepped into the limelight. Some have greatness dropped upon them, but others become overnight successes only after years and years of hard work and persistence. It is thrilling for a fan to discover their hero’s early efforts, especially when…

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