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ORIGINAL FICTION: "10.7cm (Conclusion)" by Cameron McCoy

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Brian turned to general comm. “All hands, we have proton storm hitting NOW. Adam, talk to me.” He glanced at the map, and knew that the construction crew was as good as dead. “Tell me you can work a miracle.”

There was a moment’s silence, and then the foreman’s voice came on. “Captain, I have an idea that might save us out here, but we can’t talk, too busy.”

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "10.7cm (Part 2) by Cameron McCoy

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Brian went off to tour the rest of the ship. The hydroponics bay, which was both a source of extra food and the control center for plumbing, took him about a half hour to glance over. Michael Dougal, the Life Support officer, knew his job, nothing was going wrong there. He found about half the crew, ship’s and construction, in the rec room, attention about equally divided between the game system, some network feed from Earth, and an interesting ping-pong game. His second in command, Shawn Henderson, seemed to be using the personal comm for an interview as well. Brian decided to listen for a while.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "10.7cm (Part 1) by Cameron McCoy

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“This is Apollo Base, reporting touchdown.”

“Roger Apollo Base, any special message to relay?”

“Yes, tell Fischer we’ll make sure his suite has the latest in Radiation shielding.”

“Roger that, Apollo Base, good luck.”

Clicking the comm override, Brian Tern turned to his crew. “Okay men, we’re doing this one by the book.” Eyes rolled among the crew.

“Captain, what if we find something that’s not in the book?” That was Adam Christopher, the construction foreman.

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Apollo 18"

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Duncan Jones (I guess he doesn't want to be called "Zooey Bowie" anymore, and how can blame him?) made "Moon" a couple years back: A modestly-budgeted, cleverly filmed, very smart SF film. Granted, full enjoyment depended on people not noticing a couple pragmatic errors in the premise, but I can put that aside: It was a very good film, and just the sort of thing that geeks like me have been screaming for seemingly for a lifetime.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Internal Bleeder" by Republibot 3.0 (2010)

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The note read:

"If you want an exclusive on the story of the century, meet me in the parking lot at the corner of County Road 39 and County Road 32, one block south of highway two. The intersection of 32 and Highway Four is kind of tricky, so you might want to use the North Schauppsville Road exit, and then head west a block on 39.

Be there at 8PM precisely, and come alone. Or, you know, if you think that’s too pushy, bring a friend. Yeah, actually, you know what? Do bring a friend. Probably a good idea.

Sincerely,

Deep Throat"

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Fabulous Baron Munchausen” (1962) AND “Baron Prasil” (1961)

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Ah, what a gloriously weird and beautiful film!

Mostly.

It’s got some issues, but it was far and away the strangest, most visually stunning film my local Monster Horror Chiller Theater showed when I was a kid. I hated it at the time, but it stuck with me, and for the last ten years or so I’ve been interested in checking it out. I only saw it once, around 1978, at Don Bennett’s house, while my folks were visiting. I was bored, so they shuffled me off and I half-dozed through the film. I was a more stolid, less interesting kid in those days.

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