Short Story of the Month

Parallel Present Paradox

“Parallel present,” said Starek suddenly.
“What?”
Doctor Winter was amazed. She could put into one word combination of childish wonder, doubts of an experienced woman and even bitterness. The last thing was however absent today. They never managed to build, even non-functional, time machine. After many years of basic and applied research they found out that travelling back in time is possible only while watching old movies or looking at old photos.

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Being of the Month

Uwan

A bodyless voice that scares in abandoned Japanese homes and temples. Passers-by outside hear nothing, but the intruder's hearing is hit by a shrill scream.

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Sherlockiana: Failures of Sherlock Holmes

He was not always successful. And he was not afraid to admit it. Extreme modesty is not one of the characteristics of Sherlock Holmes, however neither are arrogance and superciliousness. Looking for his failures is made harder thanks to the loyalty of his chronicler, although even doctor Watson wrote about some of them. They completed Holmes’ character and made the picture of genius detective more human

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Quote of the Month

Once again what everyone calls paranoia I call preparation.

— Reigh, Lost in Oz

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"Things just happen. What the hell."
Didaktylos*
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather

 

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