Friday, October 22, 2021

Not This Tide Translator Puzzle

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



from
“Not This Tide”
by Sheila Finch

Something hit the artwe just dynebo his ewrot with a tumde phmut.










ANSWER

Something hit the water just beyond his tower with a muted thump.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Translator Puzzle Midstrathe Exploding

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



from
“Midstrathe Exploding”
by Andy Dudak

A refib lehsl of blue egreyn slehafs around the nwamo, then retreats into her cane.










ANSWER

A brief shell of blue energy flashes around the woman, then retreats into her cane.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Salvage Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

from
"Salvage"
by
Andy Dudak 

R  DRLACSFO’X  OEQFTACQP  CP  ACJO  JRK  MO  RLLOXAOW  MK  JORXTLCPH  CA  VLOZTOPAFK  OPQTHN.


Substitute the letter M for J, but not J for M.








ANSWER

A particle’s evolution in time may be arrested by measuring it frequently enough.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Quini the Squid Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

from
"How Quini the Squid Misplaced His Klobuńćar"
by
Rich Larson 

C  EKRT  FLCX  CX  UPSB,  JPASZXP  KRT  C  ASK  XOPBB  OD  RTK  XTPSF.

Substitute the letter W for T, but not T for W.








ANSWER

I know this is real, because now I can smell my own sweat.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Year’s Top Robot and AI Stories: Second Annual Collection TOC

 

 

The Year’s Top Robot and AI Stories: Second Annual Collection TOC

(coming in December, 2021)

  • Callme and Mink – Brenda Cooper
  • Go. Now. Fix. – Timons Esaias
  •  Metal Like Blood in the Dark –T. Kingfisher
  • Your Boyfriend Experience – James Patrick Kelly
  • 50 Things Every AI Working with Humans Should Know – Ken Liu
  •  The Beast Adjoins – Ted Kosmatka
  • Ambient Intelligence – Todd McAulty
  •  Nic and Viv’s Compulsory Courtship – Will McIntosh
  •  Father – Ray Nayler
  • A Guide for Working Breeds – Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  •  Rover – A. T. Sayre
  • Come the Revolution – Ian Tregillis
  • Sparklybits – Nick Wolven

You and Whose Army? Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

from
"You and Whose Army?"
by
Greg Egan 

LOSE  SE  IOUL  S  IUPL,  YBJUNEB  SL’E  LOB  YBEL  S  JUP  MF  ISLO  IOUL  S  UK.

Substitute the letter D for M, but not M for D.








ANSWER

This is what I want, because it’s the best I can do with what I what I am.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Eyes of the Forest Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

from
"Eyes of the Forest"
by
Ray Nayler 

“ATBWNPXT”  RF  DGFP  N  UXTW  UB  LNTTRBW  URPO  GF  RJPX  FANLB.

Substitute the letter W for U, but not U for W.








ANSWER

“Predator” is just a word we carried with us into space.