Science Fiction Stories

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Tim McDaniel

The Known World

Jan 16, 2019 · 1,310 words (5 minutes)

Humor Science Fiction

As you know, Tom and Bob have just completed their time machine, and now must decide who is to take the first trip, since (as you know) it will be a one-way journey.

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William Meikle

Supply and Demand

Jan 15, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes)

Horror Science Fiction

Some things aren't meant to be finite

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Susan Forest

The Most Invasive Species

Jan 15, 2019 · 9,491 words (35 minutes)

Science Fiction

It takes the arrival of Tumbling River’s new doctor — and her concern for the well-being of the colony’s children, no matter which species — to show Amanda the significance of her personal impact on the planet.

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Curtis C. Chen

Somebody's Daughter

Jan 15, 2019 · 13,367 words (49 minutes) · 1 like

Mystery Science Fiction

Not too many years from now, New York City police detectives Jake and Andy catch a very personal case--and in a world where organized crime has taken advantage of legalized human cloning, family secrets take on a whole new meaning. But how far are Jake and Andy willing to bend the rules in order to uncover the truth?

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Jennifer Brozek

THE MANY DEATHS OF JENNIFER BROZEK: CONTEXT 2014

Jan 14, 2019 · 366 words (2 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

As a fun promotional item, Jennifer wrote a flash story of how she dies for the conventions she attended. These were printed out on postcards and given out to fans and friends. This story was written for and given out at CONTEXT 2014.

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Effie Seiberg

Rocket Surgery

Jan 11, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes)

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

It's one thing to take a very smart smartbomb through simulations for when it should explode. It's yet another thing when it wants to live.

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KJ Kabza

Gnarly Times at Nana'ite Beach

Jan 10, 2019 · 7,434 words (28 minutes)

Satire Science Fiction

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Phillip T. Stephens

Discovering Abductions through Past-Life Therapy: How regression hypnosis revealed trauma I never suspected

Jan 10, 2019 · 882 words (4 minutes) · 1 like

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

This story initiates a series of pieces called "I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life" in which I reveal my experiences with alien abduction during former incarnations, including Marie Antionette's pastry chef, TelécQuxatl, Aztec Prince, and even Richard Nixon. What better way to introduce readers to my experiences than my first abduction as a pre-historic cave person.

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Shane Halbach

Human in the Loop

Jan 10, 2019 · 1,627 words (6 minutes)

Science Fiction

If an automated vehicle had a crash, say, and someone dies, who is responsible? The “driver” who was behind the wheel at the time? The manufacturer who perhaps installed faulty software? The regulatory agency who allowed these vehicles on the road? The software developer who wrote the algorithm? What about in the case of emergent behavior; actions that were not explicitly programmed by anybody but instead emerged organically from an artificial neural network?

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Kirsten Imani Kasai

Brain in a Jar

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,852 words (18 minutes) · 1 like

Literary Fiction Love Science Fiction Strange

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