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Contact | Opa Zap

Short Story

Contact | Opa Zap (5000 words) appeared in the October issue of Samovar | Strange Horizons Magazine.

In the summer of 1950, in a secret research laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, at the table in the back of the canteen, a balding professor named Enrico Fermi throws his fork onto his tray and sighs, “Where are they, then?”

Seventy-five years later, halfway across the world, hidden beneath his astronaut duvet in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, and with his hands wrapped around his lightsaber, eight-year old Yuri knows without a shadow of a doubt that “they” are under his bed, gnawing on his math book.

Read 'Contact' for free at Samovar Magazine