A sci-fi short story looking at dominance and perception, published by NewMyths
‘Hubris Humbled’ is a tale of government black-ops, first contact, and humility. It follows a linguistics professor snatched in the dead of night, taken to a secure facility, and presented with an unprecedented mission.
I always enjoy stories in which man is not the sole form of intelligent life in the universe, but I also feel that we’re probably not ready to make any kind of first-contact. Before that happens, I think we’d need to be more unified, less arrogant, and generally ‘better’. This story draws from a lot of these elements, and I’m very happy it’s found its home with NewMyths Issue 48!
NewMyths is a quarterly science fiction and fantasy ezine by a community of writers, poets and artists. It is an imprint of New Myths Publishing, and launched its premiere issue in December 2007.
September 16, 2019 at 9:12 pm
Made me chuckle. Wasn’t expecting your last line.
Well written. Loved the descriptive differences between the cold and efficient military personnel and the volunteer members of the public.
September 18, 2019 at 11:21 pm
Thanks! The character development with this one was a lot of fun, and it was a great journey building to the final line