Time Deer

The Pekinolian interdisciplinary council on temporal study regrets to inform you that your request (Application number: A-65917301-9704) has not been chosen for the current spin cycle’s funding round. The application committee …

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Thomas BoudreauxUnion
City in the Endless Sky

Do not allow the ways of the old sciences to bias you in the modern pursuit of absolute truth the man at the lectern said Their self-indulgent fantasy of predicting the behavior of the universe lead to only suffering, a murmur of agreement raced towards the back of the auditorium. The city itself has signaled it would be diligently observing this lecture; the entire Corpus Civis would be watching this lecture.

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Birth

John Noris, associate professor of applied computer science and reckoned by of some students and esteemed colleagues to hold a chaired professorship of applied culinary science, sits in front of the terminal, passing the time with finger games on his phone. Dressed in an elegantly out of fashion suit, he waits for the arrival of a colleague of his.

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Travel

Efra was born on Unatu, a comparatively young world; consequently, the intellectual offerings of its burgeoning institutions could not hope to satiate her curiosity. She therefore left that planet on flight "For the Betterment of the Bees : Una-Ino", flung off the surface in a wave of distorted space and compressed time. When her ship was latter entangled in the catch well of Inolian…

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Expansion

The number of ways I saw which could lead to the end a civilization were staggering. Tools existed to allow one to destroy themselves. Solar system were populated with a multitude of hazards that could spell their demise. The stars which facilitated life on their satellites inevitably died. All these fates could be avoided however.

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