Space Bike Zombies FTW by Ingrid Garcia

Up in Space Station Zebra, Boyd voiced his displeasure about the new arrival. “A dewy-eyed babe thinking she can do a dangerous job.” His blond curls rippled in sync with his shaking head. “Women like her shouldn’t be in space.” “Women shouldn’t be in space?” Tameka said, “So what the hell am I doing here?”…

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Eos Quarterly: Ingrid Garcia

1. First, tell us a little about yourself. When did you want to become an author? What inspires you to do what you do? Who are you? I think I wanted to be a writer ever since high school, but real life events took precedence. Spain is still basically in a recession, with youth unemployment…

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Year One Nominations (2016/2017)

Helios Quarterly Magazine will nominate the following short stories in 2017: Ground Truthing by Holly Schofield (Gaylactic Spectrum) The Second Adam by Louis Rakovich (WSFA Small Press Award) And We Shall Inherit the Sea by H.L. Fullerton (WSFA Small Press Award) The Way Up, The Way Down by Dennis Mombauer (WSFA Small Press Award) Night of the Lurking Moon…

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Imperfect Solution by Marie DesJardin

He had no heart. Whatever he’d once had in that department had been shot out in the attack that had taken his manhood along with everyone he’d ever cared for. All that remained was a mechanical heart, mechanical hands, mechanical eyes that searched the data, over and over, seeking for its next target. “Most were soldiers already,”…

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Eos Quarterly: Marie DesJardin

1. First, tell us a little about yourself. When did you want to become an author? What inspires you to do what you do? Who are you? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. When I was little, I’d tell stories to my mother who would write them down for me,…

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Dracula-Creole (Can English Save Pachamama?) by Jun Cola

Chatterbox climate summits are made for the anointed ones, those linguistic savvy English-speaking leaders who prate about diplomacy in a searing world. That’s how a not so welcoming COP21 caught the attention of the global community late last year. No matter how articulate, impassioned or defiant arguments are posed to fossil fuel extracting, carbon emitting…

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Welcome to Earth by Jennifer Moore

“We come in peace,” they lisped, lulling us into a false sense of security with their round childlike eyes and empty silken lips. Peace. That’s what it sounded like, without teeth or tongues to give proper shape to their words. We lowered our guns, welcoming them to the planet. Only it turned out it wasn’t…

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