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Observation # 1D7FD

Humans have several coming of age rituals promoting a kind of generational pride, a feeling that each generation is unique from those that came before, but it has proven to be a false pride.  As an example, the so called … Continue reading

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Nebular Camouflage

The human cargo carrier, T.S.S. Prospect, plies its way through an uninhabited system in the interior of the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).  These routine runs can be easily automated, but some individuals enjoy the solitude and lack of social pressures … Continue reading

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Observation # 1D78C

One of the most difficult concepts to understand in western human culture is the pronoun. A pronoun works a bit like a nickname, a shortened version of a name, except that it seldom has any relation to a person’s actual … Continue reading

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After the Nova

V528 Aquilae is the remnant of what was once a giant sun — actually two suns, one giant and a smaller hotter companion. Over a thousand years ago it exploded, consuming its inner planets and its companion as well. It … Continue reading

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Observation #1D780

Two of the more obscure of human occupations is the Manager and the Supervisor, whose job it is to interrupt the other workers from completing their tasks by assigning new ones, tasks the workers were about to undertake anyway, and … Continue reading

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What Are Little Worlds Made Of?

On the pleasant turquoise globe Amfibia [23 Librae 3] a chameleomorph who is either an enhanced sentient family pet or a human shape changer — one never knows, and it is impolite to ask — steps out for a wade … Continue reading

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Observation #1D77D

The humans tend to use idioms that reflect their subculture or avocation.  For example, when an artist is trying say “I understand,” she’ll likely say “I see.” Musicians will tend to say, “I hear ya, man.” Managerial types say “I … Continue reading

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The Listening Valleys

One of the native Bifurcathuria of the planet Ph(d-d-d)reem [HR 2643 Geminorum 5] receives the first positive artificial signal from its own version of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a series of prime numbers possibly from the dim G … Continue reading

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Observation # 1D733

The humans have long used audio symbols as well as visual ones, but those symbols evolve through time, often with abrupt changes of meaning.  For example, the car horn once meant, “My brakes are gone!  Get the hell out of … Continue reading

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On the Hill We Viewed the Silence of the Valley

In this panorama of one of the great plains of Sundara (a.k.a. Pi Mensae 4) a world humans settle in the remote future, a pair of grid-linked clones, Shana and Anahs, are recording their explorations for a VR travelogue while … Continue reading

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