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  • mthomasapple
    19.06.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    Bringer of Light, Chapter 21: Transit to Ceres

    Bringer of Light, Chapter 21: Transit to Ceres

    Just before leaving Luna, Weng stumbled upon evidence of a conspiracy. But just who is behind it and for what purpose, he doesn’t know. Yet. “Sam, I’m not entirely sure what you are talking about.” Weng tapped a finger against his chair. In the other hand, he held a microchip. “If my suspicions are correct,” he said, “this holds an encoded message from somebody on the Ceres Mining Council to a…

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  • immortaldream
    19.06.2021 - 17 minutes ago

    Immortal II: The Time of Legend

    Immortal II: The Time of Legend

    (Excerpt) “Why are they holding them?” Karla whispered. “It’s against the law to violate curfew!” Mark said sotto voce. The rest of the Others had climbed to the top and gathered around them: concealed for now in the shadows of the house. “They can be detained for up to two years and that’s just for starters! By the time those bastards finish with them they’ll charge them with drugs, resisting…

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    #African American#Afro-futurism #author Valjeanne Jeffers #Black science fiction #fantasy#time travel
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  • someemochick
    19.06.2021 - 25 minutes ago

    C.A: X-26 by Aku 悪

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  • counting-stars-alone
    19.06.2021 - 31 minutes ago

    Hmmmm The feminist in me that likes spooky novels wants to read Frankenstein.

    #question is: do I have money #frankenstein#mary shelley #frankenstein mary shelley #mary shelly's frankenstein #frankenstein’s monster#gothic novel#gothic novels#gothic#science fiction #science fiction novel #science fiction novels #women authors#female authors#feminism#feminist#books#book memes#feminism memes#spooky books
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  • dork-ache
    19.06.2021 - 35 minutes ago

    Some fanart for a 70s french animated film titled Fantastic Planet, with one great character, Tiwa 

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  • equallyreal
    19.06.2021 - 38 minutes ago
    #a story #stories: the edge #stories: the edge: matteo #universe: of ??? #writers of tumblr #science fiction #science fiction writers #scifi writers#scifi
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  • lmdhawk
    19.06.2021 - 40 minutes ago

    Hey, so I need your help. I don’t have a job right now, and while I look for another one, I still have to pay for rent, groceries, etc. I have some savings, but I don’t know when I’ll work again, and they’ll only last so long. I am a writer. I have a few short stories published even, though I haven’t sent anything out in a while. I’m almost certain there is a market for very specific stories. The kind of idea where usually if you’re a writer you start griping about how you’ll have to write it yourself. A common trope but gender reversed. A specific animal living in a city. That sort of thing. I’ve heard stories about people getting such bizarre requests as commission work. The problem is, I’m new the commission scene and don’t know where to start.

    So if there is anything you really want to see, let me know. I would charge $5 per page, which is much lest than professional word rates, but still reasonable enough to actually fund my life.

    Also, if you could reblog this, so that somebody who actually wants to commission me might see it, I would appreciate it. Help out a starving artist, if you can.

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  • aynewell
    19.06.2021 - 52 minutes ago

    Science Fiction and time leaps

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  • awthredestim
    19.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Collection of WiPs for a drawing done for @fgsshinyhoard

    Lizard Powered Robot.

    We need more of that in fiction.

    #Artwork#Robot#Mecha#Lizard-Man#Science Fiction #Artists on Tumblr #Digital Artwork #Artist: James Corck #Art and Illustration #WiP #Work in Progress
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  • science70
    19.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Destroy All Monsters (Japan, 1968 dir: Ishirō Honda).

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  • science70
    19.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Brian N. Ball, Timepivot (Ballantine Books, 1970).

    Cover art: Tom Adams

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  • starkiller-story
    19.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    June 19th, 2521. 1730 hours. El Patron diner, Mamore City, Mamore.

    Starkiller: *sitting across from Pornstache in the desolate restaurant, a little hole-in-the-wall kind of place, a plate of food in front of her* “What do you want from me?”

    Pornstache: *also eating* “Some gratitude wouldn’t hurt.”

    Starkiller: “No, I mean, what’s your angle here? Yeah I appreciate you saving my ass yesterday, but-“

    Pornstache: “You’re not a street rat, are you?”

    Starkiller: “Obviously not.”

    Pornstache: “Someone trained you to fight, who was it?”

    Starkiller: “Military.”

    Pornstache: “Which one?”

    Starkiller: “A few different ones.”

    Pornstache: “Oh, I see.”

    Starkiller: “It wasn’t like that.”

    Pornstache: “What brought you here?”

    Starkiller: *she holds her hands up and chin-level* “Look guy, I…I don’t know you like that. I don’t even know your name.”

    Pornstache: “That can be easily remedied.” *he puts his right elbow on the table and sticks out his hand to shake* “Kason Sawyer.”

    Starkiller: “Not what I would have expected.”

    Kason Sawyer: *his hand still outstretched* “And what were you expecting?”

    Starkiller: “I don’t really know. I was just calling you ‘Pornstache’ in my head.”

    Kason: *he winces* “Ow, harsh.”

    Starkiller: *she giggles* “Look it could use a trim.”

    Kason: “We’ll see.”

    Starkiller: *she takes his hand and shakes* “I’m Starkiller. First name and last.”

    Kason: “Funny. I didn’t take you for Imperial.”

    Starkiller: *taking a bite of the beans* “I never said I was.”

    Kason: “UEG?”

    Starkiller: *nods*

    Kason: “So, what was that business with the ring and that astrolabe thing yesterday?”

    Starkiller: “Why don’t you tell me. You work for them.”

    Kason: “Look kid, the client wants something, I obtain it. For a price. I don’t do questions. It’s just a job.”

    Starkiller: *looking back up at Kason* “Looked pretty friendly to me.”

    Kason: “Eh, well, she was nice, but I’m pretty sure I’m fired anyway.”

    Starkiller: *rolls her eyes* “Look, it wasn’t an astrolabe. It was a disguised star map that belonged to the explorer Kitson Reeding.”

    Kason: “I gathered that last part.”

    Starkiller: “I actually need it. Where did this Katherine woman get to?”

    Kason: “Off world by now. After that shooting…she doesn’t want to draw attention to herself. Besides, she got her map thing in the end.”

    Starkiller: “Won’t do her much good without the key.”

    Kason: “Well, that’s good. Too bad for you though.”

    Starkiller: *shrugs* “None of us liked this op anyway. Seemed like we were just lining someone’s pockets.” *she thinks for a second* “You never told me what you wanted from me.”

    Kason: “Look kid, you’ve got skill. And you’re smart-“

    Starkiller: “Sorry, but I am not in the market for a mentor or anything. I’m doing just fine with what I’ve got.”

    Kason: “Oh? Are you?” *he reaches into his shirt pocket and pulls out a piece of paper* *unfolding it and holding it up, it’s a WANTED poster distributed by the Sinaya Cartel showing a cloudy picture of Starkiller and her team taken at a distance, though their faces can be vaguely made out*

    Starkiller: “I really didn’t think those would get this far north.”

    Kason: “The south is a warzone. Unido won’t admit it, but it’s everywhere.”

    Starkiller: “And you want to help the cause?”

    Kason: “Look, you didn’t let me finish. You’ve got spunk, kid-“

    Starkiller: “Don’t call me kid.”

    Kason: “But you cost me a job. Now, I know you’re UEG. I can help.”

    Starkiller: “By fucking up stealing shit?”

    Kason: “I’m usually pretty good, and I’m a pilot.”

    Starkiller: “You are? Who taught you to fly? Your duster dad?”

    Kason: “The United Earth Navy.”

    Starkiller: *she thinks it over* “Look, I’m not the hiring manager.”

    Kason: “At least let me fly you south, as an apology for all the shooting.”

    Starkiller: “You have your own ship?”

    Kason: “Yeah! A small one, but it flies. Has an FTL.”

    Starkiller: *mulls it over for a second* “Look, I’ve got a team of three with me, one of whom is watching this place. You try anything funny and we will throw you out of your goddamn plane.”

    Kason: “Wouldn’t be the first time.”

    Starkiller: “Give us two hours.”

    Kason: “Landing pad twenty-three.”

    Starkiller: *stands up* “Thanks for lunch.” *leaves, expecting Kason to get the bill*

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  • st-just
    19.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Alien Creature by Evan Dalen

    #art#sci fi#science fiction#creature#alien #it's shaped like a friend
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  • goobergunch
    19.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Cover by Gary Ruddell, 1989.

    #Vorkosigan Saga #Borders of Infinity #Lois McMaster Bujold #The Mountains of Mourning #science fiction#book cover#Gary Ruddell
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  • starkiller-story
    19.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    June 18th, 2521, Starkiller goes back into the museum alone to steal the map and its ring key, but the plan is shaky. Break the glass and run. When Starkiller notices a man with an ugly mustache she dubs “Pornstache” test out a key on the glass case she decides he has a better idea. She follows him through the city as he meets up with a woman and goes to a bar. Starkiller waits for a chance, then swipes his wallet, which contains the homemade key, but she is caught. Pornstache catches up to her and, while nice, demands his wallet back. Starkiller palms the key and returns the wallet, then after the museum has closed, sneaks back in. Just as she gets the map and its ring key, Pornstache, the woman, and four other well-dressed goons show up. The woman, Katherine, hits Starkiller and takes the map, but Starkiller flees with the key. The goons give chase across the roof and start opening fire. She draws them in and engages, killing three of the four, but a fourth gets the drop on her, which is when Pornstache shoots him. They flee and split up. Meanwhile, on Ustio voters head to the polls. The expectation is that there will be a hardline successor to liberal President Ji Zi, who despite working hard, was constantly undermined by first a coup from the military, and then the UEG’s Sabaat administration’s own undermining. Ji Zi is not running again, and it is expected a hardline conservative will be the successor. However, that undermining has been eased as the Borden administration removes several starfighter squadrons, SAMs, anti-ballistic missiles, and anti-ship missile batteries from the planet Anea in the same system. The Borden administration is refocusing on countering the IMC, and deescalating tensions with Ustio.

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  • cynsworkshop
    19.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Review of 'My Contrary Mary'

    My Contrary Mary is a brilliant, funny, and imaginative piece of work that will keep the reader hooked from beginning to end.

    Three brilliant authors are at it again with their historical fiction, bringing imagination and creativity to My Contrary Mary. Great Storytelling My Contrary MaryCynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi MeadowsHarperTeen It was such a brilliant move to bring readers back into the Eðian world introduced in My Lady Jane. This was the setting that opened this portal into a new realm of storytelling. So,…

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    #Brodi Ashton#Cynthia Hand#Fantasy#Fiction#historical#Historical Fiction#Jodi Meadows#magic #Mary Queen of Scots #My Contrary Mary #retellings#romance #Teen & Young Adult European Historical Fiction #Teen & Young Adult Historical Romance #Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction & Dystopian Romance #Young Adult #young adult fantasy
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  • hekatepoetryxxwriting
    19.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    My Character Names

    In no particular order

    Marlena Engelbrandt

    Elias von Fritz

    Zemirah Grimm

    Afsha el-Odeh

    Falco Engelbrandt

    Viktoriya Petrov

    Drystan Glory

    Torin Sorrows

    Captain Dmitri Vogel

    Olya Glory

    Samna Nakhu

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