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Short story about the game of Go, roughly 5000 words
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  • Posted: Mon, Sep 24, 2012
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  • Start: Mon, Oct 1, 2012
  • Budget: Less than $500
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Yeah, it's not your standard request, but my Go-playing friends and I would be delighted beyond measure if someone can combine "space opera" and Go and get a reasonable result. If you understand a little about the game and can craft great fiction, let's write this story. (If you want to write something longer for more, that's a possibility later, but the short-story version comes first.) Here's an example synopsis (albeit clearly of slightly greater scope than would be appropriate for a short story):

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Cultural Exchange

If there are sentient beings on other planets, then they play Go.
- Emmanuel Lasker

A group of human explorers in the Centaurus system discover an alien race, and as Lasker predicted, they play Go. Fanatically. With the problems of NLP and true AI unsolved, the board game becomes the most important means of communication between the two species, fulfilling the meaning of its nickname "hand talk" more literally...

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