SFSS

Science fiction short stories

Photo of a blue cloudy sky

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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photo of a man reading in a library

A simple tip

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four man standing in front of a toy

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

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Two guys

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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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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Photo of the Marciana library in Venice

Random thoughts

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Plan of the 3rd floor of a prison in Montreal

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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Two planets

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. But as a bad Catholic, I enjoyed the story a lot.

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