"Ass-Hat Magic Spider" is a 2008 science fiction short story by Scott Westerfeld. It is about a teenage boy who is desperately trying to lose weight for his space colonist flight. Read More
"Ej-Es" is a 2003 science fiction short story by Nancy Kress. It is about a MedCorps member who desperately wants to help the survivors of a destructive plague on a planet at the edge of the galaxy. Read More
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Alright, I’ll admit it; I have a slight “aversion” to most science fiction stories. It’s not that I don’t find the prospect of galactic politics, artificial intelligence, or time travel fascinating. I just think that a lot of science fiction writers get so caught up in interesting stories or settings that they lose sight of interesting storytelling. Of course, there are works of science fiction that are exceptions to this assertion such as Ryan Harty’s “Why the Sky Turns Red When the Sun Goes Down.” Read More
"The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew" is a 2009 science fiction short story by Catherynne M. Valente. It is about a famous Documentarian who goes to Venus to film strange, sea-dwelling life forms. Read More
“Attention, People of Earth” is a 2009 science fiction short story by Paul Simms. It is about a strange message to humans from an alien species – letting us know what to expect when they arrive. Read More