Happy 10th anniversary to BestScienceFictionStories.com! Today marks 10 years since I started this web site – and to celebrate the occasion I want to share with you my 25 favorite science fiction short stories! Read More
"The Island of the Immortals" is a 1998 science fiction short story by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is about a traveler to another plane who learns a terrible secret about an island full of long-lived people. Read More
“Maneki Neko” is a 1998 science fiction short story by Bruce Sterling. It is about a Japanese couple who are part of a huge online network of resources… a network which isn’t always the most pleasant! Read More
“The Great Simoleon Caper” is a 1995 science fiction short story by Neal Stephenson. It is about a plot to foil a future electronic currency… and the even more devious plot to foil that plot! Read More
This is a guest post by Marco Crosa.
Robot Visions is a 1990 sci-fi short story by Isaac Asimov about a group of physicians who send a robot in the future to get a vision of human destiny. The story is a great blending of robotic and time-travel themes. Read More
This is a guest post by Jillian Terry.
First published in Asimov’s, this short story received the magazine’s Readers Choice award for 1996. The futuristic story was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Story in the same year. The story is told from the perspective of a writer whose wife travels to the moon. Read More
This is a guest post by Sarah Rexman.
Thief of Always is an older book by famed horror aficionado Clive Barker, and it could be considered a type of children’s book. Written for those between the ages of 10-13, the story is fantastic for any age and is easily one of my favorite books by this particular author. Your typical premise; boy gets bored, creepy man takes him away, boy is no longer bored. Read More
This is a guest post by Paul Franceschi.
“Just Like Old Times”, a 1993 short story written by Robert J. Sawyer, is about a disembodied serial killer who is sentenced to travel back in time by linking his mind to that of a Tyrannosaurus rex about to die. Read More