Return to Elektra Springs

by Christopher Munch

Retired inventor Will Friedrich and his son are forced to evacuate their home during a tsunami. As they make their way east, they encounter a pioneering community that leads Will to consider returning to his work in free energy.

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The Rise

by Garret Williams

In the radically altered housing market of the future, an older couple must forego their dreams of retirement and adapt to the ever-evolving definition of the American dream.

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A Robot Walks into a Bar

by Alex Rivera

A new breed of labor robot works at a bar, his mission is to excel at his new job while avoiding human injury, he soon learns that this may be impossible.

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Seed

by Hugo Perez

In an industry dominated by genetically modified seeds, a poor farmer struggles to survive. When he resorts to smuggling now-illegal organic seeds across borders he risks everything.

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Silver Sling

by Tze Chun

In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.

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The Spring of Sorrow

by Suzi Yoonessi

Two sisters live a nomadic life, displaced by global warming. Trapped in the desert in the midst of a water shortage, Isabelle tells her younger sister Lily a fairytale that explains how this tragedy came to be.

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Teacher in a Box

by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra

A jaded teacher being replaced by a digital avatar protects girl who invented a product that will make millions for the corporation owning the school.

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Tent City

by Aldo Velasco

In a world where housing is granted only to the powerful few, a father who makes his living evicting the powerless must choose between his responsibilities and his moral principles.

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That Which Once Was

by Kimi Takesue

In 2032, an eight-year-old Caribbean boy, displaced by global warming, fends for himself as an environmental refugee in a hostile Northern metropolis and forms an unexpected friendship with an Inuk ice carver.

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Tia and Marco

by Annie J. Howell

When a pregnant border patrol agent discovers an illegal immigrant child hiding in her home, she is forced to question her loyalty to a system of exclusion.

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