authority, and not taking their jobs seriously
(2012 Original Fiction Contest Entry)
* "Rapture: 1980" by Republibot 3.0
A poem based on a true story
* “Rebirth” by Charlie Starr:
There is still some hope even in the apocalypse
* "Second Time Around, Part One" by K. Garrison Kellogg (2013)
After inventing--and losing--a time machine,Kazhi the Deathless finds himself trapped back in sixth-century Brittany with a clever dragon and a magic warhorse.
* "Set Your Controls for the Heart of the Sun" by Richard Anderson (2011)
Mankind's last, best hope rests on the most dangerous and counter-intuitive engine design in history.
* “Sixty Days Next Year” by Chip Haynes:
What’s left of society after the power runs out?
One man finds out
* "Sloe Eyes* by Republibot 3.0
The story of a sad-eyed gay man from Miami who saves the world, but maybe not this one.
Coming in the last week of december...
* "Star Sheep Enterprise" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg
The high-tech stuff may well get us to new worlds and distant stars, but it's old fashioned animal husbandry that lets us live there.
(2012 Original Fiction Contest Entry)
Part 1: http://republibot2.nfshost.com/content/original-fiction-star-sheep-enterprise-part-1-kathryn-garrison-kellogg
(Please note that despite the title, this story is *not* Fan Fiction)
* “Superheroes Are Gay” by Republibot 3.0:
There was always something that bugged me about Superheroes, but I could never quite put my finger on it. Now I can: http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-superheroes-are-gay
* "10.7 Cm" by Cameron McCoy
The success of first serious effort to build a base on the moon hangs entirely on whether the colonists can outsmart nature.
Part 1: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-part-1-cameron-...
Part 2: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-part-2-cameron-...
Part 3: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-conclusion-came...
* "The Beautiful Captain Hunt" by Keith Hamilton Cobb.
Tyr Anasazi ruminates upon his relationship with Captain Dylan Hunt.
* "The Day We All Became English" by Republibot 3.0
Probably the most bizarre conspiracy of all time comes to fruition in this, the earliest known of r3's stories.
* “The Man Who Would Not Be King” by Republibot 3.0:
A glance at a happier world right next door where talented people who got what they deserved, and even more talented people who were lucky enough not to.
* "The Paratrooper" by Sheldon Cooper
* “The Truth About Lions And Lambs” by Republibot 3.0:
Is a man simply the sum of his memories, or is he something more? Find out in this tale of icky gothic science fiction horror http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-truth-about-lions-and-lambs
* The Trucker by William Allen Avitt (2011)
Be they the wheels on a truck or the wheels of judgement, they just keep on a-turnin'.
* The Undead In Heaven by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
Assume there's life after death. Could there also be death after life after death?
* The Undead At War by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
What better soldier than one who's already dead (mostly) and invulnerable (mostly). But is his mind on his mission, or just on a shelf in a lab somewhere?
* The Undead At Work by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
Death isn't nearly the career impediment that it used to be. If you're a little bit manic depressive, it can even be an advantage
(NOTE: This was our twenty-fourth published original story!)
* “Visions of Sound” by Richard Anderson:
The blind shall see, the deaf shall hear, and the children take their first steps beyond the cradle. This story is a sequel to “Free are the Stars” http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-visions-sound-richard-and...
* "When the World was Young and I was Old" By Republibot 3.0
Is it fair when everyone else gets a new lease on life, except for you? What about if they've got a really good reason? What if they never bother to explain themselves?
* "Where shall I keep my Heart when I lack a sleeve to wear it on?"
Astronaut Joe Beauchamp finds true love, but will he survive it? And will true love survive him?
* "Whispers in the Void" by Keith Hamilton Cobb
Tyr Anasazi reflects on his first love
* "Yesterday will be Better" by Republibot 3.0 The grass is always greener on the other side of the alternate timeline. But is it really? http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-yesterday-will-be-better