“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
Flash Fiction Online has some great stories – and not just the science fiction ones either. Here are two recent stories that I really liked, and if you dig them too then be sure to check out some of the other gems available on their fantastic site!
The Weaponized Puzzle by David Conyers is the second book in the Harrison Peel series, telling the further adventures of Australian Intelligence Service operative Peel, the world’s leading authority on 21st century encounters with the Mythos and Australia’s least lucky bastard.
“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
Have you ever wanted to travel through time? I know I have! But it’s probably not as easy as all the movies make it out to be. Here are a couple of great, tiny stories – one of which addresses that very problem!
Chip’s Six Attempts At Popularity by Jake Kerr is the kind of story that every science fiction, comic book, fantasy or any other flavor of nerd has played out in his head. It is the penultimate reproduction of a fantasy that has haunted us for generations, from the teenage arenas of high-school to the blood-caked social grinder of our daily lives to this day.
This is a guest post by Inez Ponce de Leon.
Time travel stories have almost run their course: whether you’re reading The Time Traveler’s Wife or a classic by Jules Verne, it seems that man’s obsession with time travel has gotten tiring, if not overused. However, once in a while, there comes a story that makes you actually think: what if time travel was truly possible? What would happen? Where would you go? Read More
This is a guest post by Rick Buchan.
Time Travel. What a compelling, uniquely seductive science fiction theme! The chance to correct a wrong, witness an historical event first hand, or simply escape to a better time when the world made sense; you know – the “good old days”. Read More
"Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order" is a 2011 science fiction short story by Damien Broderick. It is about a husband and wife team who travel through time to help prevent disastrous events from occurring. Read More
Have you ever had an itch that you just had to scratch? I have – but I’ll spare you the details. Gory details didn’t stop the protagonist in our first story though – read on to learn the gruesome truth! Read More