Series: Ongoing Humor Science Fiction

No Worlds Left to Conquer

By Charles Q. Choi
Jun 16, 2021 · 1,237 words · 5 minutes

Writing with a fountain pen

Photo by Aaron Burden via Unsplash.

From the author: What happens to science fiction when aliens actually do show up on Earth? (Reprinted in Metastellar, with the original version appearing in Scientific American's blog network in 2011.)


2 Chapters

No Worlds Left to Conquer

Updated Jun 16, 2021 · 963 words (4 minutes) · 28 views

What happens to science fiction when aliens actually do show up on Earth?

Author's notes

Updated Jun 16, 2021 · 274 words (1 minute) · 24 views

The very first science fiction tale I ever wrote — “No Worlds Left to Conquer,” a 2011 flash story for my former blog on Scientific American, “Assignment Impossible“ — is now on Metastellar!

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Charles Q. Choi

Charles Q. Choi is exploring what happens at the edge between the unknown and the impossible.