A question for George Allen Miller

Q: Aliens. Are they out there?

A: In short, yes. Scientifically speaking, we have proof that water and organic compounds exist in space. We have a growing body of evidence that planets are plentiful and that they do exist in the habitable zone of solar systems. Which means life is almost a certainty. If life exists, there’s no reason to think technologically advanced life wouldn’t also exist. I think the one dimension not spoken of in the Fermi Paradox is time. Life has existed on earth for four billion years and in all that time a technologically advanced species has only risen on the Earth once and only in the last 100 years. If we add a time dimension to the Fermi Paradox, I think it answers the question quite nicely of where is everyone. They either have already existed or have not yet evolved. If you add to the Fermi paradox the odds to have developed technology and managed to do so in the same 100-200 years that Humanity has, the millions of alien species that should exist are so spread out over time that their odds of crossing another species are likely pretty remote. We also have no idea of the longevity of a technologically advanced species.


George Allen Miller’s story “” will be published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 3 March 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

A question for Kathryn Weaver

Q: If someone wanted to make an animated series out of your work, based on the title or recurring themes, what would it look like?

A: Regardless of plot – which could be any number of things related to my interests, so long as there were birds somewhere! – the animation would be 2-D, with vivid, definite color palettes.


Kathryn Weaver‘s image “Snails” is the cover art for our March 2017 stories.Metaphorosis

About Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler is an outgoing introvert who teaches British literature at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, where she lives with her husband, a dog, a cat, and seven fish. When she’s not at school, you can find her haunting her favorite bookstore, Square Books, or sitting on a lawn chair in her carport, writing about genetically-engineered unicorns and dragons.

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Kate Lechler’s story “The Lost Heirs of Rose McAlder” will be published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 10 March 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About George Allen Miller

George lives in Washington DC with his loving wife, mandarin-speaking kids, naked-foot-biting cat and elderly dog. When not writing he spends his time losing chess games, taking acting classes and working in the software industry.

www.georgeallenmiller.com


George Allen Miller’s story “” will be published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 3 March 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

It came from Chanel Earl

Chanel Earl’s story “Duet for Unaccompanied Cello” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 August 2016. The Kirkwood Observatory at Indiana University is actually made of limestone. Next to it are Dunn’s woods, which are beautiful year round. The first draft of this story was written after I visited the observatory to do a bit of stargazing. Then, after it was finished, it sat for over a year because it I just didn’t think it…

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