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Skullhack Part 2

_Skullhack part 2
By R.B. Clements

Jordan couldn’t think. The pounding in his brain was an oppressive cacophony of pain, his limbs felt alien, his body- detached and confused. He had stumbled up the dingy stairwell, dazed, and unsteady into Diego’s nightclub. He could barely see in the dim, smoky light. His senses were assaulted by the sound of heavy bass music thumping while five naked girls gyrated on stage. He had to get out of here.

Strings 3

...continued from 'Strings 2'...

'I shall begin this experiment at (here Langar checked his watch) precisely two thirty in the afternoon on the twelfth of March, two thousand and eighteen.'

'Must you be so pedantic,' Tristan scolded. He was hooking Roslyn up with wires to monitor her heart rate.


The long-awaited sequel to Carpenter's Hammer.

Father Carpenter is down and out- and has to get it together fast, because time is running out and only he can halt the slowly-approaching horror-and save Mankind once again.


Adrian Kleinbergen

Jerry Pournelle on copyright and publishing

As part of our ongoing discussion about the future of science fiction, copyright, and the publishing industry, here's a recent column by Jerry Pournelle, offering his take. He makes many points, but this one stood out for me:

Book publishing has always had a low return on investment, and has always depended on editorial people who love their work and are willing to start at ridiculously low pay and live five to an apartment on a fourth-floor walkup despite having a cum laude degree from an expensive college just so they can be part of the publishing world.

By Force of iron

Futura City's superhero elite group, The Centurians, meet a challenge in the form of The Iron Golem; Is he their ally or the most dangerous opponent they've ever faced?

By Force of Iron

Adrian Kleinbergen

I: Temptation and Fall

It was a perfect night.

Thunder boomed and rolled across a purple sky laced with broad strokes of lightning. Rain, lashed and driven by stormy gusts filled in the pauses between the rafter rattling claps and the mournful shrieks of the rising winds.
The man looked up and thought again,
" A perfect night."

Skullhack Part One

/* I wrote this during a lunch break so please excuse any spelling, grammatical, and tense errors if any exsist! If anyone has any questions on some of the slang please ask, i think its fairly self explanatory tho..thanks again R>B /*

Skullhack Part One
By R.B. Clements

Philadelphia, 2065

“Ah, young mister Jordan, so good to see you!”

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OpenLit Milestone and an First

Greetings, Terrestrials and Extras, we have an OpenLit milestone and an Oort-Cloud (and possibly a science-fiction/fantasy/publishing) first.

In OpenLit we address two kinds of openness: open distribution and open content.

On Thu, 02/22/2007 @ 03:32 hafoc posted his Lance Steele story Cold Boot which opens with this remark:

Introducing Lance Steele! For reasons which shall become obvious, I'm thinking of donating him to this community. I bet people could have a HOOT playing around with him.

Strings 2

...continued from 'Strings 1'...

Dr. Langar ran his hands through his greying hair. He checked his watch.

'Once Tristan's here we can begin,' he said. 'Paul, you can bring the machine.'

Circular Logic

Lance Steele seems to have hit a nerve in some peoples' funny bones, so let's introduce the rest of the crew before this gets too out of hand. :D

Circular Logic
Bill Rogers

Lieutenant Lance Steele of the Galactic Patrol scowled with grim determination. His airship’s engines didn’t behave like diesels, the weather was implausible, the sentence structure was a nightmare, and his characters wanted to pitch the obvious Russian spy overboard, abandon the expedition to the North Pole, and set course for Florida!

Trojan Horse pt 4

Well, this is everything I've got, so far, so it might be a couple days before the next part of the story gets posted. Let me know what y'all think.

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