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Read John Hughes's original story that sparked the Vacation movies!

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The classic Vacation movie series began as a 1979 short story about the Griswold family's disastrous trip to Disneyland that John Hughes published in National Lampoon magazine. At the time, Hughes was a copywriter at ad agency Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago.

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Stop the Music

A chilling piece of science fiction projects the future of our most frightening tech-law trends: what will the mission-creep for memory erasure look like?Read the rest

Molly Crabapple's dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015

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What a bunch of bull.

“I was met by fires in the streets, the screams of the dying tourists and the shouts of former traders offering sacrifices to their new gods.” The NYSE experienced an outage of unspecific technological origin today, and Molly Crabapple is on it.

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5 tips for writing science fiction to engage people who don't read it

Back in 2006, I had an epiphany. Stories are empathy engines, regardless of the medium. And for humans, they always have been.

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The Man Who Sold The Moon

Makers and hackers develop a robot that creates building materials from sand, and set out to send their 3D-printing marvel to the moon. In the way of their dreams? Code, crowdfunding and cancer.Read the rest

SF Bay Area: Sunday March 1st, Give Me Fiction short story reading show

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This Sunday at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco, a group of comedians and writers read original short fiction at Give Me Fiction, the literary series hosted by Ivan Hernandez.

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A Reasoned Account of Seasonal Anthropomorphism and Hoarding

The story of a Velvet Underground CD and the plight of media formats long past.Read the rest

Season's Greetings from the McKendricks

A family's holiday letter to their beloved postal worker and American icon. [Short Story]Read the rest

Launch

Jane Harrison tells the story of man's voyage to Mars—and the dating troubles that ensue.Read the rest

Miri in Love

Maggie Tokuda-Hall describes the special, intimate relationship between a woman and her office supplies. Read the rest

Judy and the Dream of HORSE

Ivan Hernandez tells the story of a girl who just wants to ride, and the basketball game standing between her and freedom.Read the rest

The Age of Dingdong

David Cairns tells the story of an unholy sacrifice, a Boy Scout troop, and the lengths the mega-rich would go for power.

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The Autobiography of Deanna Troi

Robin Higgins presents a series of excerpts from the life of one of science fiction's most beloved half-Betazoids.Read the rest

The Seed Lives Forever

A short story by Ivan Hernandez concerning a sticky corpse and a feminist private investigator. Read the rest

Kevin's List

Jason Weisberger imagines a near-future where Google gets a little too eager to please.Read the rest

Star Star Narayan

A short story by John Biggs, taken from his new anthology, School Police. (Reading time: <5m)Read the rest

Frightening cosplay character


Cosplayer Yuri Ros created this costume for a character called "Calne Miku," sporting insectile mouth-parts and terrifying symbiotic head-bugs.

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