SFSS

Science fiction short stories

Wilbur Murphy sought romance, excitement, and an impossible Horseman of Space. With polite smiles, the planet frustrated him at every turn—until he found them all the hard way!

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interview

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It was on the first day of the new year that the announcement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the sun, had become very erratic.

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silence

A simple tip

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toyshop

The gadget was strictly, beyond any question, a toy. Not a real, workable device. Except for the way it could

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elephants dream

Elephants Dream is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.

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WDC

This is among the best flash pieces I’ve read. What I admire the most is the craft: the details are chosen to convey just as much as you need to know, and no more. There’s much I can learn from Shiner. Highly recommended (Ken Liu)

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bibliotheca

Random thoughts

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lewis shiner application prison

Enter Social Security Number

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Vonnegut the big trip up yonder

If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it... it is much too good for anyone else!

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