Godfall by Alexander Stanmyer #DealMeIn2019

My Deal Me In deck turned up spades this week. Spades means Daily Science Fiction, so off I went.

This is what I found on Friday, when I read the story.

by Alexander Stanmyer

An unmanned probe goes through hyperspace to investigate the source of Dark Matter. It finds the bodies of gods. Ones we know about and ones lost to time. When the probe approaches one of the bodies, the probe goes dark and stops sending information.

Earth, being Earth, decides to send a manned (or personned) mission. And they find…. No, the probe has not become a god.

Wonderful short story with a novel’s worth of potential. I could easily and happily read a book or even a series with this premise, this narrative character, and this authorial voice.

Highly recommended.

Alex Stanmyer lives and teaches middle school outside Boston. He spends his summers searching for Greek tombs and mountain-top sanctuaries with his archaeologist wife. His work has previously appeared in or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Gallery of Curiosities. You can find him on Twitter @StannyLeroy.

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If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Do animals other than humans have gods in their own image?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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