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Jeremy Lichtman
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Bylaw, By Law, Belarus (SF, time travel, flash fiction):

The late winter damp seeped through the sheepskin door of the Great Tur in Berestye. The proprietor, Old Askold, shivered and tossed another log on the fire that was the primary source of light in the tavern. Although it was still early in the afternoon,…
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The data center was located in a series of natural caves somewhere in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The caves opened up onto a small lake, its permanently frigid water useful as refrigerant. The problematic code came from an obscure sub-agency of…
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Rafe’s empty teacup rose unsteadily from the table, unsupported by any hand, and hurled itself against the refrigerator door with a loud crash. Marie whimpered, but appeared to be too shell-shocked to actually scream. Rafe looked across the table at their…
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A short story about how symbols can shift meaning with time...
A crowd had gathered at the entrance to the cavern. Despite the size of the man-made opening, there wasn’t sufficient room for everyone inside, and a sound system and large screens had been set up so that everyone could hear the mayor speak. Many people…
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I was thinking about the old problem of how to warn people not to dig open a nuclear waste repository that may be unsafe for an extremely extended period of time. There’s an article on Slate from 2014 here. The problem has been discussed for years though.…
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Experimental short story.
Come to Dust (short SF story)

It’s hard to say what the Player and his Men would have thought of the Great Theater on Ephis. The circular stage rose from inky blackness, as if it were poised within the stony vacuum of space. The vast amphitheater, its stage and vast rings of seating…
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A little strategic commentary on Twitter.
Blue Bird Got Da Blues (strategy for #Twitter)

In case you haven’t heard yet, Dick Costolo is out as CEO at Twitter. I’m an outsider, so I have no idea whether this is deserved or not, but when analysts question a CEO’s tenure publicly, it can easily undermine their stature to the point where it…
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Food for Thought (short SF story)

“Have you brought our repast?” the cool, mechanical voice issued forth from a wide grid on the wall, below a one-way glass window. “One extra-large pizza, many toppings,” I said. “By the way, you are what you eat.” I’d spent the last few years tempting…
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Question: Anyone actually read stuff on G+? My blog posts here automatically, and I've been assuming it's a ghost town.
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I realized today that I’ve been writing this blog for more than five years. I’ve kept everything up here (even the stuff that now appears hopelessly naive or even downright embarrassing), because it provides a record for me of the lessons (some of them…
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