Stories tagged “science fiction”

  • Like Father, Like Son

    Man desired to extend his reach, and made a spear, and with the spear he slew, with sharp flint and steel and armor-piercing bullet. Man desired to extend his thought, so he made a Mind, and with that Mind he slew, with targeting laser and blasting bea...

  • Seance Fiction

    Once the Witnesses had gathered, the soft luminescence that filled the room grew dim. “Case history 10017-JC, Bearer Chavez Initiating.” The human and machine voices quieted immediately, as the Bearer reached into the images loading in the ...

  • Where in the World...

    The announcements about changes to spacial geography really struck home on my trip to London. Yeah, I should have listened to the warnings since the trip wasn’t strictly necessary. At least, I’m sure the un-initiated probably think that. Bu...

    • Author: DaculaDom
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What a Day

    He was tired. Then again, he was always tired. It wasn’t that today had been a particularly bad day at the office. All in all it had been productive, what with the Aliens from the Orion system had gotten their shipment of strange bobbleheads on...

    • Author: Jarrad
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Goo Prospector

    Otis the goo prospector digs his hole in the rubbery gray muck that used to be part of California. He wants to be rich. Just a simple speck, a molecule of potential is all. Stevens found one; he became rich when the goo grew a breeding stereo. Peck got...

  • A New Dimension in Home Office Design

    “This is what you’ve been working on?” His wife asked. “I was redecorating my Home Office.” “I thought you were just going to throw up some Oak Paneling, not this…” She gestured at his creation. “It’s a tesseract, A 3 Dimensional re...

  • The Man in the Stairwell

    Julian lives in a stairwell. He is unsure where the stairwell is, but he is certain that it is near where he was born, before they replaced the city with a building. His wife is coming to visit today. He has kept track of the date very carefully, paint...

    • Author: ctopherrun
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Choice

    She runs as fast as she can, as fast as her legs will carry her. She can see her target in the distance, the warehouse on the dock where that thing went. She can sense it’s fear as it rushes to the roof, aware that its time is running out. The wa...

  • The Jumper

    I was a man, and now I am nothing. For every wormhole I’ve ever traveled through, another tragic realization reaches my senses by the arrival of “the end.” Another friend, dead millennia in the past. Another love, missing in the fabri...

  • Omni

    It all began once. That’s all it takes to begin something and everything did begin some Time, in fact Time began and that sorted out everything so that there could be some Place as well. Naturally, or at least linearly, I began. Fortunately, I ha...

    • Author: n8k99
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Emergence

    The thing roars as it rises from the glacier, towering fifty fathoms high, shaking off ice-boulders as if they were leaves that had settled on it during its long sleep. It is vaguely like a bipedal reptile, its build blocky atop its great columnar legs...

  • Winter Generation

    Longyear orbits within the Habitable Zone of the blue giant Atlantica once every 80 years. It has only one large landmass, at about 18 degrees north latitude. The planet’s axial tilt is very small, and Longyear’s weather is bearable without...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Russia Enters the Great War

    1942 Sitting in the place of honor among his court, Tsar Nicholas II, Autocrat of All the Russias, reflected on his long inglorious life. Following giants like his father and grandfather, was it inevitable that he was dim in comparison? The war with Ja...

  • Oh, Joss, How Do I Love Thee? {poem}

    For Joss Whedon How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth of the Hellmouth, far into the breadth of other dimensions, as high as Serenity’s height whilst fleeing out of sight. Till the ends of Faith and Serenity, I loved...

  • A Miscalculation

    I tap away at my computer, running a few last simulations, the dawn light filtering into the office unnoticed. The results didn’t change this time either. I sigh. If only there was time to warn them. I exit my home of sixty years silently, to wat...

  • Long Time Gone

    Hello, my name is… well, I’m not really sure. Now isn’t that odd? I used to have one. Its been so long since anyone’s been around to ask, I seem to have forgotten. Had you asked that a century or two ago, I’m sure I would&...

    • Author: LTerminus
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Captured

    The volley came unexpectedly, as the convoy exited the jump point on the edge of the system. The relief force was a transit behind, at least four days out. No hope for help there. Of the eight ships, there were only three lightly armed cruisers, the re...

    • Author: LTerminus
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Encounter at Lister

    The station spun slowly around as it orbited the Second moon of the world called Lister. This was odd for a few reasons. The first being that wasn’t supposed to spin, and the second being that it hadn’t been shortly before. A cloud of debri...

  • Alone

    Hello, my name is Colonel James. Of course, it probably doesn’t matter, since I doubt anyone will ever read this. But I still feel the need to write it. Odd how the mind works, isn’t it? We started with the best of intentions, and a noble g...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Across Time and Worlds

    “Hello, my name is Victory, and I speak to you across time and worlds. You and I have never met face to face. We have shared planets, though never concurrently, and I have come to know you from the things you left behind. “You are an exceed...

    • Author: Nauctshea
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Collection

    I place the plaque into my satchel and followed my partner back onto the ship. I never got used to that feeling, holding something long forgotten. To behold something that belonged to a long dead society, one older than even the world I was born on. &#...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shadow Warp

    Shadow Warp. Casual viewers dubbed it because of the way the starship dims and then blackens, turning so black it’s silhouette is visible against the black, starry space. Then it just fades away. It is the diametric opposite of the previous Faste...

    • Author: Nauctshea
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Catapult Drive

    Now, Catapult Drive is different all together. There’s no complicated multi-dimensional physics involved. In fact, most children have a good grasp on the principles. Catapult Drive is the mainstay of inter-planetary travel within a star system. T...

  • Browser History

    “Grandpa,” asked Cindy, “how come I can’t browse you further back than your wedding?” He put his hand on Cindy’s shoulder and looked down at her Tactive. “That was the day I decided to start recording.” S...

    • Author: Fracture
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Derelict

    The ship was dead on the outskirts of the Sparkler nebula, a lone, hulking metal wreck. Holes coated the hull, likely the result of a run-in with a Tausian War Bird and its Mass Shifter Cannons. The G.E.C. Odysseus sidled up next to the derelict. Vale ...