Ecological Purity or Tyranny?

F’vrel, a renowned Martian Xenobiologist, has been arrested on Silkweave, home planet of the eight-legged Venomite people. Official records list his crimes as “trafficking invasive species and corrupting the ecosystems of Silkweave.” The arrest was done in traditional Venomite fashion: by completely cocooning the alleged criminal in webbing. Enraged Martian diplomats have arranged for F’vrel […]

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Review: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

We interrupt our usual Martian reporting for an Earthling Science Fiction Review: At one point during the political sparing of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, an Indian newspaper recommends that the colonial population of the moon be killed off and “‘replace[d]…with ‘honest Hindu peasants’ who under[stand the] sacredness of life and would ship grain and more […]

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Computing Justice

“C’therax!  Over here!” Sp’Rark called.  C’therax looked and saw Sp’Rark and Dr. Vyryn by the force field gate.  He nodded and ran over to them. The force field opened.  “Dr. Vyryn!  It is so good to see you old friend,” a lengthy elderly martian called out.  Dr. Vyryn and the newcomer embraced. “Sp’Rark, C’therax this […]

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On Earthlings and Empires

Transmitting to all Star Systems from the Martian Muckraker: We repeat!  The Earthlings have devised a planetary barricade.  Our ships have been confiscated.  We need to evacuate Earth!  Soon, we will not be able to see the stars in the sky.  Please, as the Immutable lives, we need help!  Thirty minutes to the closing of […]

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