Tuesday, April 13, 2021

"Mayflower II" Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

DFFH  SL  SBAA  ALJEL  PNL  KAJHL  FX  PNL  ZJAJOG,  JHT  SNJP  J  DBZNP  PNJP SBAA  QL.


Substitute the letter L for A, but not A for L.




ANSWER

SOON WE WILL LEAVE THE PLANE OF THE GALAXY, AND WHAT A SIGHT THAT WILL BE.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Translator Puzzle: "Falling onto Mars"

 

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.



"Falling onto Mars" by Geoffrey A. Landis

When the redor came that the science nattios was to seloc and that they were to evacuate Mars, she sheoc to yast.






ANSWER

When the order came that the science station was to close and that they were to evacuate Mars, she chose to stay.

Friday, April 9, 2021

"The Third Party" Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

W  ALU'Y  QWUA  YCXXWUB  FLK  YIPY  WU  QLEY  ZPECE,  NC   PHLWA  YICWUZLUHCUWCUZC  LJ  P  YSWPX.


Substitute the letter L for X, but not X for L.




ANSWER

I DON'T MIND TELLING YOU THAT IN MOST CASES, WE AVOID THE INCONVENIENCE OF A TRIAL.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Universal Translator Puzzle: "The Cascade"

 

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.



"The Cascade" by Sean McMullen

A thousand chir couples had adip ten million dollars hace to have rihet fertilized eggs ofwln to Mars.






ANSWER

A thousand rich couples had paid ten million dollars each to have their fertilized eggs flown to Mars.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"Slow Life" Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

YOT  ELY  DFXRD  AF  PT  FR  AOT  YZSBLNT  FB  AXALR  QFRD  TRFZDO  AF  YNFFV  ZV  AOT  SLE  HLATSXLQ  FB  L  STGFQZAXFR  XR  VQLRTALSJ  YNXTRNT.


Substitute the letter B for P, but not P for B.




ANSWER

SHE WAS GOING TO BE ON THE SURFACE OF TITAN LONG ENOUGH TO SCOOP UP THE RAW MATERIAL OF A REVOLUTION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Universal Translator Puzzle: "Terminal"

 

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.



"Terminal" by Lavie Tidhar

They lawrc with unbearable slowness socras this almls section of rane capes.






ANSWER

They crawl with unbearable slowness across this small section of near space.


Friday, April 2, 2021

"The Days Between" Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

R  CVA  IZIVBSL  ZC  RWZBK  AZFOT  JV  R  CRNE VDMURBWV  CZE  MZFBSOVLL  TRKL  ZC  OZBVLZIV INLVEK.


Substitute the letter F for C, but not C for F.




ANSWER

A FEW MOMENTS OF AGONY WOULD BE A FAIR EXCHANGE FOR COUNTLESS DAYS OF LONESOME MISERY.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 

The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 5 - TOC

1)    “Salvage” by Andy Dudak

2)    “You and Whose Army?” by Greg Egan

3)    “Time’s Own Gravity” by Alexander Glass

4)    “Brother Rifle” by Daryl Gregory

5)    “Invisible People” by Nancy Kress

6)    “Tool Use by the Humans of Danzhai County” by Derek Künsken

7)    “How Quini the Squid Misplaced His Klobučar” by Rich Larson

8)    “50 Things Every AI Working with Humans Should Know” by Ken Liu

9)    “A Mastery of German” by Marian Denise Moore

10) “Eyes of the Forest” by Ray Nayler

11) “Beyond the Tattered Veil of Stars” by Mercurio D. Rivera

12) “Bereft, I Come to a Nameless World” by Benjamin Rosenbaum

13) “When God Sits in Your Lap” by Ian Tregillis

14) “Mediation” by Cadwell Turnbull

15) “Test 4 Echo” by Peter Watts


Coming out June 2021