"Blood Child" by Octavia E. Butler is a science fiction short story based around an alien world run by a race of insect like creatures called the Tlic who use humans as hosts to lay eggs inside them to reproduce. The story focuses on the relationship a young man named Gan, whose family has been “adopted”, has with T’Gatoi a high ranking female with the Tlic government. Read More
“Sublimation Angels” is a 2009 science fiction novella by Jason Sanford. It is about a set of special twins on a frozen world where manipulated humans, overbearing AIs and mysterious energy aliens live in a tenuous harmony. Read More
“On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy” is a 2009 science fiction short story by Desmond Warzel. It is about a Cleveland radio show which discusses alien politics after strange jet trails are seen over Lake Erie. Read More
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“Crystal Nights” is a 2008 science fiction novelette by Greg Egan. It is about a man of great wealth and ambition who wants to not only be the creator of artificial intelligence, but also its master. Read More
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith is a 1993 collection which contains all of Mr. Smith’s science fiction short stories. Most of the stories in this collection, which are arranged in chronological order, take place in Read More
“The Ugly Little Boy” is a 1958 science fiction novelette by Isaac Asimov. It is about a small Neanderthal boy who is brought into the future for scientific experimentation and the nurse who takes care of him. Read More
The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book by Ray Bradbury which contains 18 science fiction short stories. The stories are loosely tied together by a tattooed guy called “The Illustrated Man.” Apparently each of his tattoos is animated and tells a different story from the book. Read More
“The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain” is a 2008 science fiction novelette by Jason Sanford. It is about a weather forecaster who discovers an amazing secret about her small, mud-packed world.
“Orphans of The Helix” is a 1991 science fiction novella by Dan Simmons. It is about a group of deep space settlers who drop out of hyper-space to help some aliens protect their orbital forest ring.
“Harrison Bergeron” is a 1961 science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut. It is about a future society in which talented and gifted people are forced to wear handicapping equipment to make them “more normal.”
“Scanners Live in Vain” is a 1950 science fiction novelette by Cordwainer Smith. It is about a sensory deprived man who tries to stop his Scanner brothers from killing a human who has just made a great scientific breakthrough.
“Approaching Perimelasma” is a 1998 science fiction novelette by Geoffrey A. Landis. It is about a tiny downloaded human who agrees to take his spaceship into a black hole and hopes that an untested scientific trick can pull him back out again.