SFSS

Science fiction short stories

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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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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

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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praying hands

What you did to your uncle’s grave was unforgivable.

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It's well established now that the way you put a question often determines not only the answer you'll get, but the type of answer possible. So... a mechanical answerer, geared to produce the ultimate revelations in reference to anything you want to know, might have unsuspected limitations.

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