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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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The Vampire Option : a philosophical story by: GF Willmetts

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Vampire Option  :  a philosophical story by: GF Willmetts

‘Living forever isn’t always a good option.’   Vampires get very bad press. I blame Bram Stoker and Anne Rice among others for stirring the flames but developed over the years, vampires have been anything from demonic to comedy cartoon characters. They were mostly hidden in earlier times and wasn’t until the Middle Ages that […]

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2001: A Space Remake: a story by: GF Willmetts.

March 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Remake: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Put that by me again. You want to remake ‘2001’? The Kubrick movie. Why?’ The producer looked ardently at the director, not sure if he should have dollar signs in his eyes. ‘Well, at least you’ve heard of it. Hopefully seen it, too.’ ‘Once or twice, a long time ago. Again, why?’ ‘No one’s done […]

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Graduation With A Bullet: a story by: GF Willmetts.

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Graduation With A Bullet: a story by: GF Willmetts.

It is said that everyone has someone waiting with a bullet with their name on it. These days, its common practice. After all, who wants to die of old age when you’re falling apart and wasting taxes on everyone doing their best to keep you going? A simple bullet and a quick cremation. Sorted. The […]

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