SFSS

Science fiction short stories

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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Vonnegut 2BRB02B

Got a problem? Just pick up the phone. It solved them all-and all the same way! 2 B R 0 2 B

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cemetary watts

Warning: by no means I endorse the author's views. And as a bad Catholic, I even enjoyed the story a lot.

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It was a joyous journey Anders set out on... to reach his goal ... but look where he wound up!

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CHAPTER I

Voyage of an inhabitant of the Sirius star to the planet Saturn.

On one of the planets that orbits the star named Sirius there lived a spirited young man, who I had the honor of meeting on the last voyage he made to our little ant hill. He was called Micromegas[1], a fitting name for anyone so great. He was eight leagues tall, or 24,000 geometric paces of five feet each.

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