Happy 2nd birthday to me and my web site! Yep, two years ago today was the start of all the fun and mayhem that is known as BestScienceFictionStories.com. It has been a good and fun two years. Feel free to bake me a cake (I like chocolate), buy me a gift (I am a fan of science-fictiony things… in case you didn’t know) or just congratulate me.
I just want to say thanks to all of you who read the stuff I write, leave comments on my posts, send me emails and otherwise help out my cause – you are awesome! Thank you.
Anyway, just like I did last year, I figured I would point out some of my favorite stories I have read in the past 12 months. This time I have divided them into categories for your ease of browsing… see, aren’t I a nice guy? Enjoy!
My 12 Favorite Modern Stories
- Memorare by Gene Wolfe
- The Crystal Spheres by David Brin
- I, Row-Boat by Cory Doctorow
- Little Lost Robot by Paul McAuley
- Mars: A Traveler’s Guide by Ruth Nestvold
- Fountain of Age by Nancy Kress
- Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang
- The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain by Jason Sanford
- Bottom Feeding by Tim Pratt
- Article of Faith by Mike Resnick
- Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
- Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster
My 4 Favorite Classic Stories
- The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury
- The Menace from Earth by Robert Heinlein
- Paycheck by Philip K. Dick
- The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov
My 6 Favorite Flash Fiction Stories
- The Teaching Assistant and the Math Professor by Shaindel Beers
- Apologies All Around by Jeff Soesbe
- Lost In Space by Mark Farrugia
- Copper Boss by William Highsmith
- Spinnerbait by Amy Treadwell
- Predator Tank by Liz Simmonds
If you have read any really good science fiction short stories this past year, then please leave a comment and tell us about them! Thanks.