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ryan oakley faceThe human portion of Ryan Oakley was born in the underground ruins of Camp X and educated in Camp 30. It was recently shipped to California where it was purposely infested with The Whispering Alien Parasites. (SUSPECT AN UNDISCLOSED SWARMING AVIAN OVERMIND.) Its 2011 cult novel, Technicolor Ultra Mall, was shortlisted for both the Aurora and The Sunburst Awards. Its short fiction has appeared in Tesseracts 16, Space Squid and Neometropolis. Its writing has been called “hellish, brilliant, stellar and profane.” It tweets as @thegrumpyowl We are attempting an information transaction with humans. We are failing.

Today’s Bulletin

The last US combat troops left a digitally constructed radioactive town. They exhibited symptoms of depression in the unbroken loneliness of a Starbucks. They have trained the local Control Forces to use a therapeutic technique called cognitive reappraisal to investigate the intersection of computing technologies and human emotions. Their goal is to create foreign policy …

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Our Host (that’s me, hi) has returned from a brief trip to Mexico. Returning with him was a small but hungry psychic parasite. Last night, this creature caused a series of false awakening nightmares wherein our host kept waking up in Mexico and was being attacked by a series of malevolent demons working in pairs …

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