© Sam Schechter
My guess is that most people who have held down a day job in a corporate atmosphere will recognize something of Mori with very little trouble.
In Aug. 2011 (Issue 15)
I didn’t want to do any medical research, either, in case my idea of losing all your memories when you went to sleep turned out not to be possible. Turns out it is possible, which is a relief.
I envisioned this newly formed species standing around, not knowing what to value, how to go about creating their own culture and norms after their mission was complete.
I usually start a story believing I’m writing about one thing. But as the story unwinds, I usually find, a couple pages in, that I’m actually writing about something else entirely.
In July 2011 (Issue 14)
One of my colleagues wrote about was the idea of “requickening,” which, to vastly oversimplify, was the thought that by taking on a saint’s name, a convert also took on a part of that saint’s identity.
We all face loss, and we all face how cold and harsh reality can be at times. To see or feel that this is shared by all of us is powerful, even through as simple a vehicle as a science fiction story.
The Cold Equations” was originally published in Astounding Magazine in 1954, and was Godwin’s fourth published story.
It’s a cliché that when the aliens arrive, they appear over the White House, or Tiananmen Square. But why shouldn’t they arrive in the developing world?
In June 2011 (Issue 13)
Let’s face it: Crash landings are no one’s preferred method of parking. Mostly because you will die screaming if you crash land.
Galena came to me in a flash, fully formed and demanding that I should write about her. I have no idea where she came from, but I was not about to argue with her.