Stories tagged “sci fi”

  • Business As Usual

    The megacorporations control everything – industry, the media, even murder for hire. But there’s a living to be made in freelance work, if you don’t mind getting shot at too much. Plenty of dying to go around. I’m in abandoned f...

    • Author: bluefish
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Room

    Time moves differently in the Room. Some think it’s the Process itself that’s to blame, like it moves you at the speed of light or something. Other people have told me they think it’s all psychological, those cramped gray walls and th...

  • One Order To Go

    “You like? Me make more!” You have to admit, for a Trelea, he was a good cook. Enthusiastic, boisterous, and really, really annoying. “No Gea, I can’t eat any more. It’s good, but I’m human, we take time to digest ou...

  • Dune Time

    Science fiction club romances can lead to some strange places. I’d met the cutest guy at the sci-fi club at my college. Mike was adorable, probably a genius, and maybe had some weird psychic powers-or something-it’s hard to explain. It all ...

  • Carbon Copy

    I awoke. It was dark, but somewhere a dull green light throbbed gently. I was submerged, floating, in some sort of tank. I could breathe, there was a mask attached to my face, forcing oxygen into my lungs, and other attachments doing who knows what els...

    • Author: orinoco77
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Charity is a Thing of the Past. (Mature)

    20,000 years ago Jarvey Gonzaga started taking his Tyson’s. To put that into perspective, when he started the treatment, the whole of written human history was 7,000 years. I turned 8,425 last month. Jarvey has seen more of human history than any...

  • Trelean Mistake

    “Hello? John, you okay?” * poke * … Perhaps I should not given the human that Trelea supplements pill. … .. . Oh yeah! they don’t have lead-plated stomachs that would prevent the gamma ray by-product from spilling over to ...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Optimistic Anthropic Principle

    “Wait, what?” “The Optimistic Anthropic Principle.” “Okay… what?” “Well, ever since scientists have speculated about multiple histories of the universe, and about the Anthropic principle – you know,...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Hard Radiation

    Solar flares are an astronaut’s worst nightmare. I mean, there’s other stuff to worry about, as you hurtle through space in the tin can you’re calling home. Running out of air, because the scrubbing system’s failed, or, perhaps,...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • T'n'C: At an Expense

    Considering that I harbor a small glimer of hope in humanity, it’s probably not the best idea to try something out at humanity’s expense. But, I feel compelled to try it out anyway. After careful research and experimentation, I’ve eng...

  • All You Can Eat

    I could eat a horse. No, literately, thanks to that pill Gea the Trelean had given me, I could eat a complete horse in one sitting. Each bite would be digested nearly instantly by my supercharged digestive system. The side effect? I’d die. The hu...

  • Lick The Plate Clean

    I pushed away from the table, feeling a bit woozy. Even though I weigh my food, I have to pace myself or my supercharged digestive system will spike my system and I can faint. Still, it was worth it. Everything tasted great, including the silverware an...

  • Pledge Dive

    “Reach into your phone and pledge right now!” buzzed the feed from the International Public RSS feed. Jules ignored the plea, while he surfed the different web connections. They were always asking for a donation. Just a couple of giga-euros...

  • Future Conspiracy

    The phone rang again. “Hello?” “Hey, is this Eric Flores of 2009?” “Todd? Is that you again? Are you really in 2014?” “Never mind that. Are you Eric Flores in Seneca Valley, California?” “Yeees. Wha...

  • The Simulacrum

    “I love you,” she said, her silicone arms holding me close. I smiled in return and turned her off. It was getting harder and harder to be with her these days. I thought that the simulacrum would ease the heartbreak, but instead it made it t...

  • Ringworm

    In the nighttime heart of Beirut, in one of a row of general-address transfer booths, Louis Wu flicked into reality. His foot-length queue was white, dotted with red and bits of decayed flesh. In his hands he held a monofilament sword, the other a flas...

  • Cowboys and Dinosaurs

    He rode into Lodestone on the back of green and red Struthiomimus. At his hip was his Smith & Wesson. In his saddle holster, his .30-.30 Winchester. On his back was his sawed off shotgun. He was a bounty hunter. The man was looking to fill a bounty...

  • A Monster

    A tall, masculine looking woman approached the podium before the amassed biologists and geneticists. There were murmurs in the crowd they had expected Hans K√∂lch, not this woman… who could be his twin sister. She spoke, “Ladies and gentlem...

  • Enigma XT23

    “Enigma, what is the estimated time of arrival?” I asked in the eerie quiet. The computer responded “The craft will reach your destination in approximately four hundred and twenty five years” “Have the others already gone ...

  • What Used to be Earth

    “Warning! Warning!” Enigmas shouts awoke me from my peaceful sleep. “Estimated twenty five minutes before reaching destination” But her words did not reach me. My eyes were laid upon what used to be my home. What used to be Eart...

  • Deus Ex Machina

    What had he done? Why did he do this? What was he thinking? John had spent years of his life building the time machine. He wanted to explore all of history. He wanted to see the dinosaurs, well now that’s all he would see. He opened a time portal...

  • In the End...

    As I ponder the limitless expanse of space and time before me, I try to remember what it was like to be human. Of course, never having been one, that is somewhat difficult. Over a few eons I sort through all the data stored in my near infinite reserve,...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Memoraphilia

    I curse the fact that my dealer is a traditionalist as I turn the corner into the dark alley, the heads up display in my glasses warning me I’m going off the beaten track. “That’s far enough,” a voice whispers through my earbuds...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Residual Quintessance

    I awake with a start, still feeling the sting of a shock gun on the back of my neck. Prying an odd piece of metal and plastic off my forehead, I notice my hands look different, rougher, more calloused than I remember. As I stand up shakily and try to t...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5