So, in the past 4 years I have read a few Christmas themed science fiction short stories, and every year my list gets longer. This year we are up to nine strange stories that will help you get in the spirit of the season – woohoo! If you are wanting to get in the Christmas mood sci-fi style then check out these beauties. Enjoy!
My Christmas List Gets Longer and Longer…
- Spider by Duncan Shields – A young girl investigates strange noises downstairs on Christmas morning.
- The Best Christmas Ever by James Patrick Kelly – Robotic servants throw a Christmas party for the last man on Earth.
- Christmas Wedding by Vylar Kaftan – 3 women get married in a snowy, crime-ridden, post-apocalyptic Miami.
- Harnessing the brane-deer by Robert Billing – a physics teacher discovers the secret of Santa’s success.
- Brass Canaries by Gwendolyn Clare – Precision made finely tuned metal birds are being sold at Christmas time.
- All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis – glaring aliens have landed in Denver during the Holiday season.
- A Woman’s Best Friend by Robert Reed – an alternate reality George Bailey shows up on a strange world.
- Julian: A Christmas Story by Robert Charles Wilson – the President’s nephew and his friend celebrate a far-future Christmas.
- ‘Tis the Season by China Miéville – a man takes his teenage daughter to the one official Christmas party in London’s highly privatized holiday season.