"The Machine That Saved The World" is a 1957 science fiction short story by Murray Leinster. It is about some strange broadcasts that come from the future, and the intelligent machine that deciphers them. Read More
Kathryn Cramer is not an author I’ve read before, and I figured it was high time I review another story by a female writer. It sounds like she knows science fiction quite well, however, as her small bio at the end of the story states that “She is a science-fiction editor and writer currently editing the Year’s Best SF series with her husband, David G. Hartwell.” So, yeah, I figured she knew a thing or two about SF stories. But how is her writing, hmm? That is the million dollar question!
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? I have eaten dog – more than once – when I lived on some small islands in the Pacific! (I wasn’t a big fan of it, by the way.) Today’s 2 stories have a bit of a theme: eating humans. Hmm… maybe you shouldn’t read them during your lunch hour! 😉
This is a guest post by Ken Myers.
Wattpad can be a great place to find new and engaging science fiction works from authors all over the world. Sometimes, even the shortest of stories could have a profound impact on the lives from those whom the story is read. For a single page short, “Once Upon a Time… Nothing Happened” says more than what the author has delivered. What makes this extremely short story so compelling to those that read its text? Read More
This is an unsolicited guest post from Oliver, one of our readers in Germany. Thanks Oliver!
“Death and Designation among the Asadi” is a 1973 science fiction novella by Michael Bishop. It tells the story of Egan Cheney, a xenologist who studies an alien race on a distant colony world. Read More
Do you like hot dogs? I’ll admit it – I do, even though they aren’t the best food for me to eat. I especially love to load them up with condiments like ketchup, mustard and dill relish – yum! But what if one of those condiments was a biological poison? Not only would that suck, but then this tasty treat could be used as a form of weapon – which would suck even more! One of today’s stories deals with that very scenario – and the results are quite interesting!
"Six Months, Three Days" is a 2011 science fiction short story by Charlie Jane Anders. It is about two people, who can both see the future, who try to date each other – and all the problems they have! Read More
"The Tamarisk Hunter" is a 2006 science fiction short story by Paolo Bacigalupi. It is about a tree-hunting man in a future where California controls nearly all of the western United State’s water supply. Read More