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A collection of little science-fiction and fantasy stories that I have accumulated over the years.
GO TO: Extrapolation; "Chance favors the prepared mind," Louis Pasteur told us, but prepared for what?
GO TO: For the Thoroughly Modern Shaman; If certain people had been just a little more disease-resistant.
GO TO: Quetzalcoatl's Angels; Nah, this'll never happen.
GO TO: The Wasp; Hi ho, hi ho, to Dubyastan we go!
GO TO: On Bohr's Wave Theory of the Atom; What?! You don't recognize this? Are you sure you're in the right Universe?
GO TO: Fruit of The Difference Engine; Oh, how we stumble when we lack vision!
GO TO: Two Recipes; How to make two delicious entrees, one of which will kill you to death.
GO TO: Entanglement; "Deep in interstellar hyperspace...."
GO TO: The Investment; Sometimes Opportunity knocks, sometimes it kicks down the door.
GO TO: Don't Think About Renegade Robots; Forget you read this...if you can.
GO TO: Tommy Discovers How the Ocean Makes Waves; a trifle juvenile, but an empirical-inductive gem nonetheless
GO TO: Eve; Oh, the terror of leaving the cradle!
GO TO: The Night Before Supable; with apologies to Clement Moore.
GO TO: The Secret of the Grail; "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- A. C. Clarke. "But only if the people are sufficiently retarded." -- El Subversivo.
GO TO: Cycle; Deja vu with a vengeance.
GO TO: Excessive Use of Farce; a truly, hideously bad science-fiction pun.
GO TO: Sunday, the 28th of January, De Anno Domini 1900; The best laid plans of mice and men need to beware of side effects. Transcribed from a reading by the recipient.
GO TO: Word Ladders; A variation on a theme by Lewis Carroll.
GO TO: A Bible-licious Fable; How an oppressed people maintain their morale until they defeat the oppression.
GO TO: An Act of Mechanical Piracy; Argh! Whirr! Click!
GO TO: Political Expediency; Who was Talion, again?
GO TO: Word Ladders II; Variations on a Theme of Darwin and Wallace.
GO TO: Word Ladders III; A Fantasia on Astrophysical Themes.
GO TO: Why?; A Meditation on Motivation.
GO TO: Some Thoughts on D.B. Cooper; How Did the Putz Get Away With It?
GO TO: Jap Sub!; This would have been funny in 1942.
GO TO: Infinity; It's bigger and lonelier than we imagined.
GO TO: How to Care for a Plastic Raincoat; For the 1950's nostalgia buff.
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