Found 627 stories tagged 'Science Fiction'.
Mar 16, 2019 · 6,298 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 98 views
The third volume of Book View Cafe's Shadow Conspiracy anthology series started with the question, "What if the Emancipation Proclamation included freedom for automata with souls?" For Jasmine, an enslaved woman in Maryland who makes metalmen, the question is more than philosophical.
Mar 15, 2019 · 5,756 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 14 views
Birch and Melt are young archaeologists in love—but their love is considered crime for the simple reason that they're married ... to each other. This istory appeared originally in Analog SF magazine and was anthologized as part of a Circlet Press erotica anthology ... without me changing a single word. One Analog reader wrote a letter to the editor stating that he found it "erotic in a wholesome sort of way." How so? Read it and find out. ;=)
Mar 15, 2019 · 4,473 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 33 views
Baseball is a game of unlikely stories, of fortunes turned on a wild pitch or a bad hop or a miracle play. A lot has changed in the game from the early 1900s, but in 2051, its nature is still the same. As said in the movie, Bull Durham: "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."
Mar 14, 2019 · 4,994 words (19 minutes) · 1 like · 92 views
Gary and Carolyn's son Denny would never have lived more than a few weeks if they hadn't given him gene therapy before he was born. Then he started having trouble with math. So the gene doctor fixed him. He gained a little weight. So the gene doctor fixed him. Now Denny's a teen and his father wonders ... is he still my son or is he a perfect stranger?
Mar 13, 2019 · 4,071 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 48 views
I started writing this near-future SF story about the privilege of wealth and education fraud sometime before 2002, and it was first published in 2015 in a charity anthology to benefit an animal shelter. When I wrote it, I wanted to give it a more human -- and animal -- touch, so it also features a miniature guide horse named Molly. Which really is a thing.
Mar 13, 2019 · 391 words (2 minutes) · 49 views
Jennifer has worked with many authors, editors, and publishers through out her career. She's pretty sure this kind of scenario has run though someone's mind at some time. This flash piece appeared on promotional material Jennifer handed out at Gencon 2014.
Mar 12, 2019 · 214 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 38 views