In Xanadu

By Lavie Tidhar Security through physicality. Security through redundancy. Security through obscurity. How do immortal artificial intelligences defend themselves? With an air gap. With a security force that has no connection to anything that can harm them. With a young woman, trained to fight and to die who, along with her cohort must keep themContinue reading In Xanadu

How to Negotiate With your Cable Company

By Cable Compare This article will help get value for your money when it comes to your family entertainment. Negotiating with your cable company and striking a great deal will help you save some money while you still enjoy the same packages that are seemingly expensive. Read more Post on the Spirit of EnterpriseContinue reading “How to Negotiate With your Cable Company”

Berlin Is Never Berlin

By Marko Kloos For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. “Berlin is Never Berlin” by Marko Kloos draws upon the seedier side of the city, beyond the dance club lights and all-night parties, as one bodyguard with a certain feline distinctionContinue reading Berlin Is Never Berlin

Two Truths and a Lie

By Sarah Pinsker Stella thought she’d made up a lie on the spot, asking her childhood friend if he remembered the strange public broadcast TV show with the unsettling host she and all the neighborhood kids appeared on years ago. But he does remember. And so does her mom. Why doesn’t Stella? The more she investigates theContinue reading Two Truths and a Lie

The Ones Who Look

By Katharine Duckett Ethical Empire built the gate to heaven, and their employees hold the keys. By offering custom-built afterlives through full-brain uploads, they answered the needs of a society pushed to the brink by climate change and cascading antibiotic failure. But for Zoe, who works daily to assess the sins of users and decideContinue reading The Ones Who Look

The New Prometheus

By Michael Swanwick A new story in the Mongolian Wizard universe. The Arctic wastes stretched wide in every direction, vast and irregular plains of ice which seemed to have no end. At their center, barely visible in the weak light provided by a sliver of sun at the horizon, was a rapidly moving sled. ItContinue reading “The New Prometheus”

The Vetting

By Michael Cassutt A suspenseful near-future story about what happens during the vetting process of a researcher from the Middle East, who is trying to enter the US to continue his studies, and the immigration lawyer assigned to his case, who is dying of cancer. “Have you been here before?” The TSA officer, a tallContinue reading The Vetting


By Greg Egan For millions of years, life on Earth has taken its cues from the rising and setting of the sun, and for most of human history we’ve followed the same rhythm. But if that shared connection was broken, and we each fell under the sway of our own private clock, could we stillContinue reading Zeitgeber

The Time Invariance of Snow

E. Lily Yu The Devil made a mirror. A physicist broke it and shards fell through reality and changed everything forever. 1. The Devil and the Physicist Once,  the Devil made a mirror,  for the Devil was vain. This mirror showed certain people to be twice as large and twice as powerful and six times asContinue reading The Time Invariance of Snow

The Visitor: Kill or Cure

By Mark Lawrence For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. The visitor comes… but she needs to be invited in. Ever since she woke up in the hospital with the ability to generate heat,  Ruby Johnson, a.k.a the Dragon, has builtContinue reading “The Visitor: Kill or Cure”