Stories tagged “science fiction”

  • Something in the System

    “We got an inside job, hostile influence in the system. Security teams abandon search, go to syssec stations please.” “Carto, security’s on high alert – two men are dead, and they don’t know why. May be our man.̶...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Gonzometer

    The window is open. A me sits on my bed. Moonlight waves my curtains over her face. My face. Anne spells her name with an E, like her scar. “Recap. You shift soon. Dunno how. I’m lucky, windows. Cuts, bandages, but controlled.” “...

  • Providence

    As the lid of the cryo pod closes, I reflect on our lost potential. We had been well on our way to improving the human race. Unfortunately, not everyone shared our views on how to best do so. Which is why I’m here now, sealing myself into an icy ...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • God Emperor of Oz

    I was born today to serve the Emperor. They gave me my memories and instructions, when I walk the palace it’s like a window appeared in my head and I knew where everything is. It’s also of no surprise to me the size of his body. This palace...

  • Messiah of Oz

    I have to land somewhere. It is safe to assume they are not after me anymore, but they have my Father. Greedy manbeasts, will they ever be satisfied? It’s been hours of no visibility and my lips are bleeding, I don’t think I had ever felt t...

  • Heretics of Oz

    “He has taken the castle” “And that’s exactly what we planned” The thin fingers of the old woman clutched an ancient tome, the pages damaged by humidity. Opening its pages released a soothing cinnamon scent. “This wa...

  • Unforeseen Consequences

    “The saboteur… my God, I’m so stupid. It was… I was… oh -” Security Chief Furlough grabbed me firmly by the shoulders and shook me. “Snap out of it, carto. Where is he?” “Must’ve hopped aboard...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Children of Oz

    “Will I ever see you again?” “You know you are coming with me, I am going to take you home” “Don’t lie, please. I am old enough to know the difference” I gazed upon her eyes, so blue and piercing, like they cou...

  • An Introduction

    You are here. A moderate sized rock, mostly covered in water and shrouded in a mix of gasses, orbiting around a typical yellow star. The birthplace of a particularly clever species of primate, who eventually figured out how to pull themselves up and ou...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Manning Up

    People simply disappeared, always during the night. This morning it was our turn. Simon was gone. It was only a matter of time before the hunters became the hunted. We looked for him until a gathering storm appeared on the horizon. Mikey gave up first....

  • A Thorn in Saturn's Side

    Antonio spoke. “Those old tourist stations were powered with fusion engines. Our initial views from the ‘scopes identified it as an old DoubleTree. They had a contract with Pratt & Whitney to build the engines. Those things’ll las...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Setting Up Shop

    XJ-399’s lizard-like body wriggled out of his exoskeleton, leaving it securely clamped to the station’s surface near the airlock. His body was covered by his pressure suit, but XJ-399’s helmet allowed a little sunlight to shine throug...

  • A New Discovery

    XJ-399 was walking down a dark corridor, holding the tether of a power transmitter as one might hold a balloon. Every so often he placed little self-powered lamps on the walls as he went along. His receiver cut in. “Hey XJ?” It was his most...

  • Establishment

    Lights, unused for over a millennium, flickered to life, and the gentle hum of machinery deep within the station began to quietly resume its existence. XJ-399 let out a startled shriek. “Sorry,” YU-443 offered. “I’m at one of th...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Reactivation of 1000 Procedures Begins with a Single Process

    XJ-399 changed the subject. “You got the main power online yet, or just one of the subnetworks?” “Just one of the subnetworks,” YU-443 responded. “I’m trying to find one of the main access shafts.” “Okay....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Squadala!

    There was a Bioid in the pilot seat of the Fury-161. His cybernetic alterations were very extensive, to the point where he was almost entirely a robot save for his exterior. On his uniform he wore the mark of the Defectors, the Bioids who had gone agai...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Flashback: Stain

    The silence was maddening. No, not silence, vacancy. The air ducts whispered and the engines made the entire station hum, but here you couldn’t hear the shots, or the screams, or the panic as hundreds of civilians were rounded up to be… sor...

    • Author: Jason Month
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ouch!

    “Ow! Damn it!” XJ-399 held onto his broken hand. His bones were already refitting into place, but it still hurt, a lot. “What was that?” YU-443 was finished with his work outside and was heading inside. The blue biot called out ...

  • Blind date I

    The space next to the desert cart warped like an old mirror and suddenly his date was standing next to the table. She didn’t look happy. Chris stood up, startled and began to introduce himself. She held up a hand, “Your name is Chris Venga....

    • Author: phogan
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Blind date II

    “Well, it’s not that interesting a job,” Jim said as he pushed the tilapia filet around his plate. “Are you kidding?” Krista said. “I’ve been reading about the starship Adamant since I was teenager. I can’...

    • Author: phogan
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ringing the Doorbell

    Bonzer commanded Arnold: “Okay, Arnie, bring us in. Park it and see if we can interface with the onboard systems.” They had made their skew flip about forty-five minutes ago and had arrived at the old hotel. They had decelerated for the maj...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Getting The Hell Out

    Arnold laughed, “I think they know we’re here. They’re booking it to their ship.” “Nonononononononononono!” XJ-399 was running at top speed. YU-443 trailed after him. “But what about the equipment?” XJ-3...

  • Whatwhatwhat?

    XJ plopped into the pilot’s seat. YU took his station in engineering. Through the speakers YU said, “Come on, these humans aren’t that bad. The worst that could happen is that they arrest us. If the Biot empire ever finds us we’...

  • Out of Gas

    “How long until someone finds us?” Katie asked. “Ninety-six hours. Less if they follow my notes.” Kurt replied. “We’re going to end up sucking vacuum! " Her helmet distorted her voice. “We’re going t...

  • Soul Seed

    The seed nestles itself deep into the new body’s brain. It discharges a series of low-yield electrical shocks, each of which stimulates a flow of select neurotransmitters, creating a chemical bath for the seed to do its work. Immersed in the flui...