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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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APPENDIX A

SF PROTOTYPES

Nebulous MechanismsStory by: Brian David JohnsonIllustrations by: WinkStink

 

Friday

“I don’t see what’s so funny?”

“Really,” Dr. Egerton continued to force a thin dry chuckle. “Because I think it’s pretty funny. Don’t you feel funny even saying it?”

“No I do not feel funny saying it,” XienCheng spat back with disdain. “Because it isn’t funny. It isn’t funny at all. Do you have any idea how much money the Ceres mine lost last week?”

“I have no idea,” Egerton shifted in his chair and wondered how much longer this was going to take.

“Well, I can tell you. I have the numbers right here …” XienCheng jammed at the conference room screen with his fat fingers; they looked less like fingers and more like poorly made sausages ...

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