Children of the Northern Lights

by Andrew MacLean

Two astronauts on a prospecting mission to find a new supply of energy crash land on a distant planet, where alien beings offer a chance at a survival — but at a great cost.

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Chuck Norris vs Communism

by Ilinca Calugareanu

In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people, and sparked a revolution.

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Crossover

by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.

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The Dig

by Bennett Cohen

As the world faces environmental collapse, a group of archaeologists venture into a toxic desert wasteland, determined to unearth a lost civilization. Can this ancient disaster help them avert their own ruin?

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Digital Antiquities

by J.P. Chan

In 2036, all digital media is permanently stored in “the cloud.” Data recovery store employee Cat, and Kai — a young man with an old compact disc — discover a secret that will unite them forever.

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Education, Education

by Weijun Chen

As China's higher education system becomes more privatized, a new generation of Chinese youth are losing access to it.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Why Poverty?

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Elliot King Is Third

by Rosemarie Troche

In 2024, gender is identified by microchip implant, and trans people like Elliot are classified “third.” But can he change his identity in an attempt to build a safer life?

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The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler

A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.

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Exposure

by Mia Trachinger

In a world where people are employed as live body contagions to immunize urban populations, an unvaccinated man resists being inoculated.

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Fallout

by Ben Rekhi

Los Angeles has fallen victim to a nuclear attack from an unknown aggressor. In the aftermath of the bombing, a young man’s search for his girlfriend highlights the human toll of eternal war.

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