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The Following Is a Short Message from the Author

Poetry

Excerpt: Chapter One - I always thought of him as the man who never smiled. He was grieving, it was said, but I couldn't fathom his grief, couldn't grasp the depth of his sorrow - and yet I found him hauntingly appealing; his sadness touched me. I'm Alison Kent, never married, twenty-three; my position at our family-owned newspaper, The Clarion, afforded me opportunity to lunch in Magnolia Park where I occasionally saw him on those lovely April days of 1988.

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Afterward for Emerald Eyes

By: Daniel Keys

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: If you're like me, you probably turned to the Afterword first, before reading the book that it is the Afterword to. If you have done this, . Go back to the beginning, and read the book. It's no fair just skimming the good parts, either, you must read the whole thing or you can't read the Afterword.

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Players, The Ai War : A Tale of the Continuing Time

By: Jim Morrison

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Players - the child, the actor, and the gambler. The idea of chance is absent from the world of the child and the primitive. The gambler also feels in service of an alien power. Chance is a survival of religion in the modern city...

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Correspondence

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Co-re-spon-dence /kor-e-'span-den(t)s/ n 1 a: the agreement of things with one another b: a particular similarity c: association of one or more members of a set with each member of a second set: Function, Mapping 2 a: communication by letters; also, the letters exchanged...

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Martin Tupper's Office : Martin Is Reading at His Desk

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Insert - New York Times Bestseller List; The Number One entry for nonfiction is The Last Dancer, by Richard Stone. The Number One entry for fiction is of course Devlin's Razor, also by Richard Stone.

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First Principles of Night Ways

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Fiction Literature

Introduction: The Face Of Night is set on United Earth, in the year 2496. It is an Earth radically different from our own; there is no hunger, no want, and no overpopulation. Humanity has had star travel for nearly four hundred years; the Exodus from Earth has been ongoing for most of that time. Some five million people leave Earth for the frontier each year; Earth's population,...

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Given the Game

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Dawn of the last day was clear. The sun lifted up over the hills to the east just before seven A.M. Down on the beach, Costigan knelt in the sand with the sun to his back, his shadow striking out over the ocean in the long low light of morning. When he had finished praying, Costigan rose, picked up his weapons, and began dressing. The forest here reached down toward the beach; a strip of sand fifty meters wide separated the water and the trees. Costigan glanced ...

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The Long Run : A Tale of the Continuing Time

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Poetry

Excerpt: If you can keep your head while all those about you are losing theirs, then perhaps you have misunderstood the situation. - Graffiti on the side of the Flushing Street Temple of Eris in New York Fade In: Int. Limbo - A Black Emptiness - Medium Distance A man sits in the blackness, in half lotus, the only object in a black universe. He is clothed in white: cloak, gloves, boots, a hood; mist crawls where his face should be. On his chest is a pattern of nine circle...

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Prolog : The Shepherds 2049 Gregorian

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: On Tuesday, October 5, 2049, a starship of the Zaradin Church exited Sol System's Second Gate. Not just starship; this was a Cathedral, one of nine to be found in the galaxy. Sol's Second Gate lies outside the orbit of Saturn, and far off the ecliptic; but had the Cathedral stayed at the Second Gate long enough, darkened though it was, humanity would have found it in time, through its gravitational disturbance upon the orbits of the other bodies in the System. It was large.

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Prologue : The Beginning of the Fourth Millennium

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Classic Literature

Excerpt: The sun still set as it had for all the thousands of years that humanity had existed. Darkness gathered at the windows, and the children of the race still shivered in their beds when the night winds brought them the scent of monsters. And because the adults were busy, too busy to tend to the children, the children turned to the machines, and the computers told them stories. On that cold, dark winter night, the little girl whose name was Cia did something she had...

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Terminal Freedom : Limited Ed

By: Daniel Keys Moran

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Just a brief note to everyone; my sister and I are about to offer a signed, limited first edition of a novel we wrote together called Terminal Freedom. I'll be sending the first three chapters to the list in subsequent messages.

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Players : The Ai War

By: Daniel Keysmoran

Poetry

Excerpt: The following novel, according to current plans, will be Crystal Wind. Crystal Wind is the novel that was originally called Players: Revolution. The novel after that is the novel I told a bunch of people would be following The Last Dancer. This is Lord November: The Man-Spacething War. LN:TMSW is set in approximately 2680, six hundred years after the Trent/Denice stories. It's a very big novel novel, and the first Continuing Time novel that's really set out in t...

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Haven Born : A Novel Bystefan Gagne in a Future We'D Like to See

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: This short story series, characters, plots, concepts, fonts, styles, and alphanumeric characters, etc. etc. What this means is if you write a story called Haven Born with wacky characters named Doc, Random, or Lime, I can sue your ass off and laugh hysterically as my ordinarily thin pockets are amplified by legal reprimands. You've been warned.

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A Ranma 1/2 Fanfic : By Stefan Twoflower Gagne

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: This story SERIES (ongoing until I find an end) is a mix of what I like best in my FWLS (A Future We'd Like to See) series and my Ranma 1/2 anime fan fictions. As a result, it will be posted to both, since it applies to both. Here are some individual notes for both groups...

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Pace Patrol a Collection of Warped Parodies in a Future We'D Like ...

By: Stefan Gagne

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: The story you are about to read is the collective work of a year and a half of writing. Some of it was done for a writing class, some just for fun. It is the basis for my A Future We'd Like to See series, introducing many elements of the 'universe' I work and play in. In other words, it's a prequel to FWLS.

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Mary Asher Short Stories : A Study in Irony

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: 'The business school,' she often snorted, 'should be in a trade school, not in a university. 'I am not after racism or sexism or money,' she thought, as she was preparing for her graduation from the History Department. 'I have learned from the mistakes of past generations. I know the oneness of humanity and that the greatness of the best civilizations has been in the heart and not in the economy.?

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Mary Asher Short Stories : A Study in Irony

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Mary Asher always hated fraternities and sororities. They stood for 48 beer busts and racism and sexism. They were full of business students who always wanted to make money and who did not respect the real academic world she lived in. 'The business school,' she often snorted, 'should be in a trade school, not in a university.?

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Welcome to Paumanok

By: Tim Rees

Poetry

Excerpt: Before I sat down to write this statement of introduction, I had a lot to say. But it comes down to just one thing: being the best. TPR is a literary e-zine dedicated to publishing and promoting the best in contemporary art and literature.

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The 2River View

By: Virginia Conn

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: In a minute I'll tell you Virginia Conn I've worked this chip into a full blown crack, trying to blend it into the pattern. There's so much I can't afford to replace, starting a list, becoming anxious as the losses mount. I realize I've included your stereo. Before you, there was my clock radio, so static with abuse I was forced to move it out of my sleepy rough reach.

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The 2River View

By: renda Harrrison

Classic Literature

Excerpt: New Orleans Poem Brenda Bell afterwards, lying in the dark, with the ashtray on her stomach, she watched him fumble to put out the cigarette with only the ember for light and thought how too casual a touch can lead to burning...

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