All Art Is Junk by Rob Harris is a 30k word ode to weirdness, art, pure mindless mayhem and the End Of The World. Also, cyborgs.
The Impossible Object by David Conyers is Lovecraftian military SF for the 21st century, the way it ought to be done. It moves at a breakneck pace, it screeches as it takes turns across the asphalt of your brain and it crashes against the inside of your skull toward the end.
5 Science Fiction shorts you should watch right now, because they are sweet, they are funny, they are compelling and they are proof that great stuff can be made when you have the inspiration and the bloody-minded tenacity to pull them off. A perfect way to end this Loathsome Summer.
A Plant (Whose Name is Destroyed) By Seth Dickinson is a short story/study in the nature and specifics of divinity, with a touch of inescapable heartache. Just what the doctor ordered for a Loathsome Summer.
Misbegotten (the Runaway Nun) by Caesar Voghan is an off-the-wall little episodic novelette set on an Earth ruined by asteroid impacts, roamed by armed attack-monks and Jean D’Arc cyborgs. A perfect fit for this Loathsome Summer.
Playing With Fire by Third FlatIron publishing is a pretty cool anthology about the dangers of dealing with forces beyond your control. It is particularly depressing, disruptive and in some cases, distressing. Welcome to this Loathsome Summer.
I don’t know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility by Qntm is a piece of existential terror, cleverly disguised as a story outlining the realization of the wet dream of every computer nerd ever. Hi, my name is Kostas and this is gonna be a Loathsome Summer.
Live-Tweeting the Apocalypse by Ian Creasey is strangely not a story about the end of the world. It’s instead a story about the tiny tragedies of the apocalypse, about the whimpers that go unheard for the massive BANG.
Genreality by Jarrid Deaton is a story that is very hard to classify as science fiction, but it can’t really fit any other genre, except for the x-treme META market that’s been dominating fiction as of late.
Deus Ex Arca by Desirina Boskovich is a story about a boy and a box and everything in between or after it and it actually defies explanation.
So there’s this box, right? And there’s a boy and…uh…
Ever read one of those downright weird stories by Jorge Luis Borges? The ones where you don’t quite get what’s going on like the Library of Babylon or Blue Tigers? Where you read through the story and you’re just gripped by it but you don’t get it and then you wake up like, two days later in the middle of the damn night and you go: “Hey! Now I get it!”
And then you girlfriend tells you to get back to sleep, why are you acting all crazy and stuff?
Well, this is Deus Ex Arca.
This is the Way The World Ends by James Morrow is a glorious example of properly-narrated, depressing as all hell post apocalyptic science fiction and, in my opinion, one of the best examples of fictional representations of the nuclear holocaust.
Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore is one of those stories that may not be as wildly celebrated as most well-known science fiction epics, but it oughtta, by sheer virtue of it being so damn good.
So, in the past 4 years I have read a few Christmas themed science fiction short stories, and every year my list gets longer. This year we are up to nine strange stories that will help you get in the spirit of the season – woohoo! If you are wanting to get in the Christmas mood sci-fi style then check out these beauties. Enjoy! Read More