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The Church-Turing Thesis

the church-turing thesis is inescapable.

any system with the right set of properties is, in principl…

Published 22 days ago.


I can see the stars, but I don't have the fuel.

My trajectory is set, but I'm gazing off to the sid…

Published 3 years ago.

Dragon's Teeth

"All hands, prepare for atmospheric entry."

It was a warning, not an order. The crew had been prepa…

Published 4 years ago.

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Published 4 years ago.

Real Professionals

Nellis Air Station was our first stop, the closest site to Yucca Mountain with the facilities to han…

Published 4 years ago.

Bases, Bunkers, and Hidey-Holes

The Core Systems Alliance was not a great military power.

It was the only power, which is not qui…

Published 4 years ago.

The Flight

An hour later, we were in the air, strapped into the cabin of a supersonic transport plane. The engi…

Published 4 years ago.


What followed was not so much a mission briefing but a series of pronouncements from the little comp…

Published 4 years ago.

Expert System

"Is it correct that those present are only: Lieutenant Georgia Whitmore and Chief Petty Officer Bori…

Published 4 years ago.

The Case

Back at my desk, things only got more bizarre.

"I've retrieved the plan files, sir."

"Good. Open t…

Published 4 years ago.

Electric Raven

Inside the safe was a rack of thin metallic briefcases, bearing coded nameplates.

Badger, Dragon, …

Published 4 years ago.

Strategic Assets

The Office of Strategic Assets was responsible for a number of things: planetary deuterium stockpile…

Published 4 years ago.

On Hold

I tapped the mute key on my terminal.

"Boris! Where's the QS-19 document safe?"

The sleepy NCO loo…

Published 4 years ago.

We Weren't Ready

We weren't ready for the aliens, but should have been.

They first got our attention with a series o…

Published 4 years ago.

Well, where are they?

"Where are the time travelers?"

Excuse me?

"Where are they? Shouldn't they be crawling all over us…

Published 4 years ago.


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