Short Story of the Month

A Close Encounter of Fourth and a Half Kind

Captain´s log. It seems my first assignment as a commander of the human research team will be successful. According to the manual, our ship approached a solitary target and stealthily beamed it on the board. But I am not so sure. Does correct progress of task really include a part wherein after we load up an Earthman into our flying saucer he takes his gun, aims at the pilot, and shouts: “This is a hijack. Set course to Rigel 6!”?

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Being of the Month

Makemake

Easter Island is the most deserted place on the planet, home to famous statues and lesser-known petroglyphs, many legends and myths. Many names, too. Ever since I was a kid, Te Pito O Te Henua has been my favorite, but the name Rapa Nui is more familiar. It was also called Mata-ki-Te-rangi. And I only discovered the name Te pito o te kainga a Hau Maka now, a man is always learning.

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Other Stuff

Sherlockiana: Police Officers

Even though Holmes became the patron of all literary detectives that came after him, he didn't consider himself as one. He thought of himself as a higher form of a sleuth.

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Quote of the Month

„Not directly," said the genie, "but there are certain lines of communication among us magic beings. It sent out an SAS."
"You mean SOS," said Katharine.
"I do not," said the genie. "'Send A Sorcerer' is the complete expression. 'Send O Sorcerer' would be nonsense!"

— Edward Eager. Magic by the Lake

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How to Properly Feed a Demon

How to Properly Feed a Demon

Twenty-five short short stories for short short breaks. Starring aliens and people, gods as well as demons.

 

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Didaktylos*
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather

 

Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)

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