“Nuke my jobbot” is a 2015 science fiction short story by Emma Ross Munro. It is about an office worker who is monitored 24/7 by a flying, bee-sized robot. Read More
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
Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch a break? Sometimes I do, that’s for sure! Do you know the best way to get over those feelings of sadness? Find someone worse off than you, that’s how! 😉 Here are two wonderful, super short stories that are guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself!
“A Long Walk Home” is a 2011 science fiction novelette by Jay Lake which was nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award and which also placed 11th in the 2012 Locus Awards. It is about a technologically enhanced man who is the last survivor on an alien planet. Read More
“Cat Pictures Please” is a 2015 science fiction short story by Naomi Kritzer. It is about a self-aware artificial intelligence that makes a huge effort to help a few real people. It was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Award and a 2016 Locus Award. Read More
Flash Fiction Online has some great stories – and not just the science fiction ones either. Here are two recent stories that I really liked, and if you dig them too then be sure to check out some of the other gems available on their fantastic site!
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a couple of flash fiction stories – so I figured it was time to do so! Here are a pair of good, tiny stories that you can read during lunchtime… or anytime you want.
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