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Cosmoarchaeology

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Julia Mraczny


Civilisation once flourished on this planet.

Our cosmoarchaeologists have dug up some working equipment from centuries ago.

It turns out that the inhabitants of this world invented something like the internet.

It's a strange feeling to know that as their bones crumble, they are fixed in digital photos and text on so-called portals.

Thumbs up. Thumbs down. Gossip. Hate. Vanity.

No wonder they died out.

With them, it went the wrong way. Nobody realised in time - well, that is a shame.

They say the atom, they say wars, but nothing is as debilitating as the megalomania of vain little people.


2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house),
"Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house),
"Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house),
"Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house),
"Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house),
"Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

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