“Upstarts” is a 1960 science fiction short story by L. J. Stecher. It is about the human ambassador to a universal empire, and the sneaky way he travels around the universe! Read More
“The Mold of Yancy” is a 1955 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It is about a highly influential man near Jupiter, whose opinions attract some high level and unwanted attention. 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
“The Moon Moth” is a 1961 science fiction short story by Jack Vance. It is about an unconfident, rookie diplomat on a planet where everyone wears masks and communicates using hard-to-understand social customs. Read More
"The Machine That Saved The World" is a 1957 science fiction short story by Murray Leinster. It is about some strange broadcasts that come from the future, and the intelligent machine that deciphers them. Read More
"The Streets of Ashkelon" is a 1962 science fiction short story by Harry Harrison. It is about the small aliens on a newfound planet, and the trader and missionary who try to convince them of opposing ideas. Read More
After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg is the one story you know it would make for an awesome Dr Who special. Or Twilight Zone episode. Or anything, just somebody PLEASE MAKE THIS!
“Leor’s new machine had crystal rods and silver sides. A giant emerald was embedded in its twelve-angled lid.”
There are no problems in the future. Everyone’s belly is full, no-one drowns or thirsts or is ever unhappy. There are such lovely marvels in the future, when the mysteries of the Universe have been laid bare and Earth’s problems are in Earth’s past, the planet itself a distant memory.
It is the best of times and the worst part is, everybody agrees.
“The Voice in the Night” is a 1907 speculative fiction short story by William Hope Hodgson. It is about a sailing boat that encounters a solitary, disfigured man in the northern pacific and hears his horrible tale. Read More
“Dragonflight” is a 1968 science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey. It is composed of 3 novellas about a young woman who rises from displaced servant girl to queen of an army of planet defending dragons. Read More
This is a guest post by Saurabh Sawhney.
The perfect example of putting the ‘Science’ in ‘Science Fiction’. While attempting to develop a better eraser, Farnsworth has synthesized a material that behaves rather oddly. It is made in the shape of a ball that gathers momentum after it is dropped, going higher with each bounce. Read More