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None So Blind by Joe Haldeman

None So Blind

by Joe Haldeman

• Word count: 4100
• Page count: 6

None So Blind is a Hugo award winning science fiction short story by Joe Haldeman. It is a different kind of love story about a brilliant boy and a talented girl who join forces to change the intelligence paradigm and, eventually, the lives of everyone on Earth.
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The Cube Game by Emily Seife

The Cube Game

by Emily Seife

• Word count: 1646
• Page count: 3

The Cube Game is a very short science fiction story written by a twelve year old girl: Emily Seife. An excellent short story for kids and adults, this piece is about a game that is played by the children of Rijuan – an experimental environment just outside of Nypron’s third moon. The cube game was created to teach the kids to consider their every movement in the low oxygen atmosphere where they live. Read More

macs by Terry Bisson

macs

by Terry Bisson

• Word count: 3456
• Page count: 8

macs is a science fiction short story by Terry Bisson which won the 2000 Locus award and the 2001 Nebula award for best short story. It was also nominated for the 2000 Hugo award and was on the shortlist for the 2000 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Read More

A Spy in Europa by Alastair Reynolds

A Spy in Europa

by Alastair Reynolds

• Word count: 7354
• Page count: 20

This is a cool science fiction short story about how far a spy will go to accomplish his mission. Set in the far future it takes place on Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. There are some familiar Alastair Reynolds ideas here: hyperdiamonds, buckyballs and some very detailed descriptions of biological life on alien worlds – so ingenious its easy to believe that he is just describing something he has seen hundreds of times. Ah – that is why I like his writing!
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Craphound by Cory Doctorow

Craphound

by Cory Doctorow

• Word count: 7005
• Page count: 18

Craphound is a great science fiction short story about a feud between two yard-sale buddies, one a human and the other (craphound) an alien. It is an interesting piece about our culture, human-alien relations and the nature of beings to collect antiques and junk. If you are a fan of Cory Doctorow’s other works then this one will not disappoint you. He gives some amazing descriptions and really draws you into the story with all his accounts of the sights and smells of yard sales! Read More