Today’s post is a guest review by Blue Tyson. Who is the enigmatic Blue Tyson you may ask? Well, he is that Australian guy who runs the fantastic web site Free SF Reader. He has several other web sites too, but Free SF Reader is my favorite – crammed with loads of free science fiction stories, organized into rating categories, and filled with clever one-line reviews! I recently asked Blue Tyson “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” Here is his answer: Read More
Today’s post is a guest review by Greg Wickenhofer. Greg is the author of “Orbiter’s Reward” – one of the flash fiction stories I reviewed several months ago. After my post about his story he was kind enough to contact me and discuss his story and science fiction in general. I recently asked Greg “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” Here is his answer: Read More
Today’s post is a guest review by Tinkoo. Variety SF, one of Tinkoo’s web sites, is my all-time favorite science fiction blog, and has inspired many of my own reviews and posts. Over the past year he and I have shared stories, links, comments and reviews. Although we live on completely opposite sides of the world (he’s in India) I have rarely run across someone whose taste in science fiction is so close to my own. So, with all that in mind I recently asked Tinkoo “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” Here is what he had to say: Read More
Today’s post is a guest review by Dave Tackett. Dave runs QuasarDragon, a great blog that points readers to loads of really good free science fiction and fantasy stories. I recently asked Dave “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” Here is what the “Dragon” had to say: Read More
Today’s post is a guest review by James Wallace Harris. James Harris is a preeminent science fiction blogger who is famous for his extremely well thought out and in-depth blog postings and web sites. I recently asked James “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” The excellent analysis that follows is typical of Mr. Harris’s style: Read More
Today’s post is a guest review by Jason Sanford. Jason is a successful author, blogger and short-story-awards organizer. I recently asked Jason “What is your favorite science fiction short story and why?” Here is his reply: Read More
I know that you all love and adore my short story reviews, but as a special treat for the readers who follow my blog on a regular basis I’ll be doing something special and a little bit different this week. I’ve asked several other bloggers and authors to share with us their favorite science fiction stories. Read More
I have added a new section to BestScienceFictionStories.com: a free, online short story library. My hope is that by adding high quality HTML versions of stories more people will read them. It only has a couple of stories to begin with, but I plan on adding several more science fiction short stories as time goes on. Take a look by clicking on the Library link above. Read More
I’m constantly looking into ways of getting new science fiction short stories to read, so it was a nice surprise to come across several short story collections at the Science Fiction Book Club. Read More
BestScienceFictionStories.com seems to get a lot of people searching for very specific types of stories, so I have decided to update the categories list. I have added several new categories – including: which decade the story was published in, famous authors, story length, audio stories and more. I have also gone back through every post I’ve written and added the new category tags to each of them. Read More
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction is a 2005 science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois. It contains thirty six of the best science fiction short stories collected in the series from 1984 – 2004.
I have had several people ask me how I consistently find great science fiction short stories online. Usually I just point them towards one of the many sites that list free online stories. However, there are times when I have a certain story in mind and I want to see if it is available on the web somewhere. Read More
The 10 Best Web Sites for Free Online Science Fiction Short Stories
In my search for the best science fiction short stories to read and review, I have come across several really good web sites. These are the ones to which I am constantly returning to read stories as well as get ideas and recommendations for my own posts. All of these sites either post links to free online stories, or publish their own original content, and they all post to legal, non-pirated stories. So here you go, my top ten web sites for finding free online science fiction short stories.
The finalists for the 2007 Nebula Awards (which are awarded in 2008) have finally been announced. There are several longer pieces by famous short story authors, but I was mainly interested in the short story list: Read More