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Take 6EQUJS-67 And Call It EQUip JeSus! : a short story by: GF Willmetts (WOW! not included)

January 2, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Take 6EQUJS-67 And Call It EQUip JeSus!  : a short story by: GF Willmetts (WOW! not included)

I like the law of averages. If you keep looking long enough, something will show up. Like a bus, why should we be surprised at two extra-terrestrial signals directed at each other. We were just lucky to eavesdrop on two alien species talking to each other across the local systems. Local is still several billion […]

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Once Upon A Man : a short story by: GF Willmetts

November 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Man   :  a short story by: GF Willmetts

What do you do if you’re the last of your species? Do you try to live as long as you can or bid the world adieu and get it over with as quickly as possible? Thanks for having me but time to go. No lingering. There were just the two of us. Not the same […]

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Can Prototype Only Mean One?: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

October 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Can Prototype Only Mean One?: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

An audacious plan to make the fastest ever spacecraft and how to learn from mistakes at the same time. Getting a faster-than-light spacecraft right the first time was never expected to be perfect but we would want to know what needed to be sorted. The shakedown flight would be able to send a reply back […]

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Small Little Things : a story by: GF Willmetts

October 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Small Little Things  :  a story by: GF Willmetts

The problem with space travel is it takes so long to do. A bit of a problem when people are needed on another planet right away, even if it’s only an exploration mission. You get used to things taking along time, even if you are on the mission. Well, with a century or so. Immediacy […]

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Shehr e Tabassum (short science fiction film: in full).

September 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shehr e Tabassum (short science fiction film: in full).

In short animated science fiction film Shehr e Tabassum, by Arafat Mazhar, we visit a dystopian far-future Pakistan, where an era of so-called peace, prosperity, and stability has arrived after a long civil war. The cost for this new found peace: constant surveillance and a world in which the only expression citizens are allowed is […]

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Cyan-Eyed: animated steampunk pirate tale, in full (video).

September 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cyan-Eyed: animated steampunk pirate tale, in full (video).

Here’s an impressive animated steampunk pirate tale by Ryan Grobins called Cyan-Eyed, featuring a maiden’s rescue from sky pirates by a friendly steamman, a creature which could have come straight out of the Steamman Free State in The Court of the Air (or perhaps Jack Cloudie).

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A Touch Too Much Poisoned Chalice: a story by: GF Willmetts.

August 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Touch Too Much Poisoned Chalice: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Why is this…robot charged with murder? It’s just a machine. Have it destroyed.’ The Judge looked at the brief. ‘It’s more a matter of law and attributing blame’, one of the lawyers replied.’ Can a robot knowingly commit an act of murder will have repercussions on all robots and human safety.’ The judge looked up […]

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Read The Small Print: a short but millennia-expanding story by: GF Willmetts.

August 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Read The Small Print: a short but millennia-expanding story by: GF Willmetts.

It was the middle of the 22st century that the human genetic code was broken and we could have extended lives. It took many years later to understood what it all meant as we explored all the genetic code. Well, as much as we could in the time. So little of the code was actually […]

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Psionics, Lies And Pizzas: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

July 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Psionics, Lies And Pizzas: a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts.

It is said share and share alike. But share and boost from Sheena Ramone and all in her presence at the same time? Scobie’s head ached and her treat of pizzas weren’t regular in the UK just yet. She wandered across the road, ignoring the traffic stalling behind her. Sheena’s share boost had improved her […]

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PAUSE: a story by: GF Willmetts.

May 30, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
PAUSE: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘You probably wonder why you are here. I’m here to remind you from time to time when you are feeling depressed or wondering what you’re doing here. I should also remind you  you cannot hang yourself in low gravity as there is little weight to be supported. You will just float there getting more depressed. […]

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