Two alien scouts, on their way home, are diverted to a small blue planet to investigate if their archenemies, the Eridani are hiding there. After arriving they get messed up in some kind of assasination attempt.
In Ever After, two mysterious women convey the same Cinderella story to Giambattista Basile in 1594 and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1811. How cultures change and retell this story over time reveals humanity’s soul to those who listen.
Enter our dreams and ask afterwards if it was just a dream. We include selected short stories and vignettes in various genres from writers across the country. Quality is the only criteria for inclusion. The October issue includes, "The Circle,” where a movie guides a father's end of life actions and “Secret Weapon,” where a visitor to Earth has an interesting offer for a man.
We've existed in our modern form for a small fraction of 1% of the lifespan of the Earth. What if our species is ephemeral? How could it happen? Who or what would replace us? Could our extinction be a good thing for those who follow us? They came to Earth but didn't care. Later, we became ephemeral, despite Nisha's efforts. Not because of a disaster or because of them, but because we chose it.
This is a document telling you why we came to this planet. It tells the story of how we were vain and arrogant enough to think that we could improve on your creation. We tell you what we did to your DNA and how it greatly influenced your holy writings. Our ancestors did not come to this planet to become your god. You made us your god.
Now, it is time to set things right again.
We all have our own beliefs about mankind's origin and most of us have chosen one set of beliefs over another but what if we didn’t have to choose at all? What if there were a way to reconcile the various theories regarding creation, evolution, and the history of mankind? Most people are proponents of one version or the other but what if everyone was right...kind of?
The representative of the Galactic Council arrived with a simple trade deal. One million humans for the live meat trade with the Antarans, in exchange for the most modern fold space ship, along with the life of the leader of the nation agreeing to the deal.
Would a government be able to put together a deal in twenty four hours? Would a business consortium succeed?