The bus pulled onto the shoulder to report the bleeder on the side of the highway. A car had clipped the man’s leg, which bent awkwardly to one side. His hands were frozen into fists […]
Six hours along the coast from Incomium, where the Comi River makes its spectacular leap to the sea, rests an inlet at the far edge of the Western Expanse. There, nestled amid the cypress trees […]
With the new puppy, of course I have to share this chapter from ZERO SIGNAL.
I opened my eyes and the past faded. I took a long breath and let it out. Back to the present. Back to work. I lifted myself up from the antique porcelain embalmer’s slab that […]
—nothing if not ambitious. Like its namesake, it sought to answer some of the biggest and most persistent questions in science—particularly, how much of who we are is determined by our genes and how much […]
An alarm blared in short, piercing tones. Nio sat stirring the lukewarm coffee and peering out the windows of the dim office for the stout Agent Quinn, who was no doubt rushing to her location. […]
The town looked as if it had been bombarded from space. A black tarp was draped over the gaping hole in a barbershop dating from the early 1900s, according to the sign. Someone had been […]
01Oct I could tell it was serious by the tone of her voice. Lieutenant Miller called me to her office where Craig Hammond, my old partner, was waiting in one of the chairs. His block […]
People. That was the difference. If they had a mission, they would have put him somewhere secret, somewhere no one would see. Given him orders. When they put him in the middle of a crowd, […]
We jest, but this is about what it’s like anymore. More by Tom Gauld.