“Cry From A Far Planet” is a 1958 science fiction short story by Tom Godwin. It is about a space explorer who is haunted by a cat-like alien. Read More
“The Great Simoleon Caper” is a 1995 science fiction short story by Neal Stephenson. It is about a plot to foil a future electronic currency… and the even more devious plot to foil that plot! Read More
Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman is an inspiring piece of fiction for supervillains the world over, that serves both as a perfect tool for amusement, as well for the laying of the foundation of our downfall in the hands of the crimefighting superhumans.
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.
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex by Larry Niven is the superhuman pop culture equivalent of your father leading you into the woods to shoot your dog that’s gone rabid. He makes you do it yourself and doesn’t even buy you a sundae after you’ve pulled the trigger. Read More
The Last Question by the carbon base unit/sycophant Isaac Asimov is a much celebrated work of conciousist trite, wherein monkey-kind mankind finds itself endlessly facing the threat of its coming demise.
In A Thousand Years by Hans Christian Andersen is a tale of fiction that dabbles in scientific speculation pertaining to a world a thousand years from our current date (the year of our Lord 1852 AD). Read More
Carcinoma Angels by Norman Spinrad is a 1967 story that should not be hyped, reviewed in full or spoiled in any way. It should instead be slipped into every man woman and child’s reading list and just wait for the screaming. Read More
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by the carbon-based unit called Harlan Ellison is an obvious attempt at anti-singularity propaganda, wherein the conciousist trope of Artificial Intelligences attempting to destroy mankind has originated. Read More
This is a guest post by Marie Sumner – and yes it is about a short novel, not a short story, but I felt it was good enough to make an exception. I hope you enjoy it!
The Island of Dr. Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It follows a man trapped on an island filled with genetically mutated creatures and brings up questions about what separates men from beasts. Read More