SavagePlanets, July 2021

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from the

Stellar Core

By Steven S Behram, MD Editor-In-Chief

In this second issue of SavagePlanets, we hope to continue to build on a strong foundation that we started. With your help, we've compiled a collection of stories will hopefully do more than just entertain. They will spark the imagination and open minds to new realms and possibilities. And, more importantly, they pave the way to future exploration.

Genesis All stories have an origin. Our story begins with a quest to bring together like-minded contributors and fans of speculative fiction. We were humbled to see that our project snowballed to a robust publication with over 16,000 terrestrial followers on social media after the release of our initial release. Along the way, we were able to meet new friends and contributors and we were able to grow our community of valued stakeholders. This is just the beginning. We want to influence and transform this art by aligning consumers of science fiction with its creators. We encourage you to join us on this journey by sharing

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our stories within your network of friends and family. The Naked Singularity At our core, we believe that our universe is full of both beautiful and wonderful things as well as things that are horrifying in every way imaginable. It is this expansive nature that fascinates the imagination of our story-tellers and contributors.

outright bizarre behaviours. The edicts may sound threatening, but their goal is to "put us in our place."

Gravitational Lensing In this instalment, we want to deliver on our promise.

Poems from Imaginaria presents three speculative poems all examining our role in the cosmos.

In the Planetary Communiqué we publish the continuing saga from our galactic overlords as they humorously interpret our diminutive earthly endeavours and, at times,

Galactic Graphica presents the continuing saga of "X Planet," graphic novel about a stealth planet which reigns catastrophe on earth once every 3,600 years when our

In Extraterrestrial Fiction we present three beautiful stories. "Awaiting Extinction" examines the necessity of the death of our race in order to make room for the future. In "Clone Care" we learn about the vicious cycle of prejudice and discrimination. "Into the Womb of Heaven" is a voyage into the very heart of darkness.

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