Joseph Lachance's "Subject to Change" (flash fiction, humor, free): Could universe itself be "alive"!
This is not for everyone. But those with certain kinds of tastes can get a chuckle or two here.
Story is in the form of a string of serious-looking extracts from academic journals, slowly building up the case towards the possibility of life existing on a truly grand scale.
Fact sheet.First published: Nature, 14 August 2008.
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