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Fist Fight

A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…

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A Cure for Wellness

As a fetish object, it’s impressive. But as a fully satisfying feature-length drama, it’s a bust.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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The Thinking Molecules: Second group of four endings (Now with voting!)

Editor's note: Voting for this group has now closed.

Earlier this summer, we invited you to finish a science fiction story Roger was toying with when he passed away. We got dozens of submissions, from light-hearted set-ups for puns Roger would have loved to more serious explorations of the kinds of themes that drew Roger to science fiction in the first place. We passed along the entries to our pal Krishna Bala Shenoi, whose wonderful artwork brought Roger's beginning of the story to life. He's been reading them and creating illustrations as the muse strikes. Last week we posted four endings. Here are four more. Now it's time to start voting! Each time we post a new selection of endings, we want you to vote on your favorite. We'll keep you posted on which endings are winning in the polls, but of course in our hearts they're all winners for taking up the challenge to finish the story.

So, here are four more endings to Roger's story. Enjoy! We certainly did. Now we want you to vote! Check out the first four entries from Ariel Gonzalez, Kimberly Ikemori, Davin K. Kubota, and Paul Marasa. Then read the four new endings from Matt Kolakowski, Guy McLimore, Josh Pierce and Christopher Williams.

Which of the eight endings published so far for "The Thinking Molecules of Titan" is your favorite?
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