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Thoughtcrime Experiments

Nine Stories

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 2009
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,559 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,801
Added to site: 2009.04.27 24006
License: by-nc-sa

Our aim was to find mind-breakingly good science fiction/fantasy stories that other editors had rejected, and release them into the commons for readers to enjoy. My co-editor Leonard writes extensively on our methodology and aims in Appendix A, but the short version is: we did it. Here it is. Edited by Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson.

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Table of Contents


Welcome to the Federation (Mark Onspaugh)

Jump Space (Mary Anne Mohanraj)

The Last Christmas of Mrs. Claus (Alex Wilson)

Qubit Slip (William Highsmith)

Daisy (Andrew Willett)

The Ambassador's Staff (Sherry D. Ramsey)

Goldenseed (Therese Arkenberg)

Single-Bit Error (Ken Liu)

Friar Garden, Mister Samuel, and the Jilly Jally Butter Mints (Carole Lanham)

Appendix A: How to Do This and Why

Appendix B: Sample contract

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
Currer Bell

Fantastic collection of short stories. Each one was original, entertaining, and left me wanting more. Download, print it, read it online--just read it!


When I saw the "mind-breakingly" description, I thought to myself, "No way, that is just too ambitious." Well after reading the first five or six stories, I must say I agree. This seems to be another example of really good authors publishing under the Creative Commons. Welcome to the future.



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