literature

Science fiction's most popular literary writers from Isaac Asimov to Stephen King and Frank Herbert, and the rising stars of today.

Valor Gosch3 days ago
Personal Responsibility
The air reeked of cigarettes and alcohol along with other substances of an illegal nature. The counters of the bar were filled with men and women from the worst of humanity, hunched over the stained m...
1202 Duece Lee19 days ago
Svadhishthana (Ch. 7)
I open my eyes to a city whose extravagance perfectly parallels the mundane nature of Angele Emerald. The tallest structure back there is the water tower, which is buckling under its own age. "Where a...
E.K. Sandovala month ago
Remember
Eyes flutter open. Sun shines through glass wall. The bed wraps itself around him, trying to hold him in slumber just a little longer, but today is a new day. His upper body flings forward in a perfec...
CD Turnera month ago
Divisible (Ch. 4)
Catch up here: ONE, TWO, THREE FOUR I sank into the shallow, unfulfilling bath; once a luxury, now the bare minimum of hygiene. The water was tepid, warmed enough to not cause hypothermia. Shampoo was...
CD Turnera month ago
Divisible (Ch. 3)
Catch up here: ONE and TWO
K.E. Lanninga month ago
Cli-Fi Meets Biopunk?
Author Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel, The Windup Girl [published in 2009 by Night Shades Books], celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall. Critically acclaimed, it was named one of the top 10 fictio...
Elijah Taylor2 months ago
Eruption
The newly summoned Devil and White-Winged Angel are still fixated on another, pacing back and forth with their weapons drawn. The rest of us continue to grip our weapons in hopes that the White Angel ...
Orpheus & Eurydice
The muse Calliope bore a son named Orpheus, with Apollo God of the Sun as the father. Calliope was known to be “Chief of all Muses” with her beautiful voice, eloquence, and epic poetry. Apollo was a G...
Gary Reddin2 months ago
Aftermath
A blinking array of lights flash numerical warning codes. Debris float loose around the room as a man, strapped tightly into his seat, lifts his head. “Virgil, are you here?” He is hoping for a respon...
Gary Reddin2 months ago
Neoidealism
We need a new literary movement. One with ambition, passion, and room for everyone that wants in. We need an inclusive, intersectional all-encompassing movement. A movement that inspires hope, fights ...
Aaron Robinson3 months ago
An Earthquake of Crows—Chapter One
The sky was on fire. A child-like cocktail of pink and orange stretched out like a big blanket, occupying every inch of the once blue sky. Tara Callaghan watched from her bedroom window as this was un...
Nita Hargrove3 months ago
The Distant Queen (Pt. 1)
After a long 12 hour shift day at the hospital, Rebecca returned home to an empty apartment. Lights were off due to the hurricane alert that has been over the city of Cleveland for three days. For thr...
Amanda Rose3 months ago
The Sci-Fi 2019 Book Launch Party You Do Not Want to Miss!
°•▪ Fire Fury Frontier ▪•° °•¤ Online Launch Party ¤•° Featuring giveaways, guest authors, and a book launch. Shut. The. Front. DOOR! This is going to be an out-of-this-world kind of EPIC!!!!!! Next T...
Dan Swindlehurst3 months ago
Best Hard Sci-Fi Books Focused on Biology
Science fiction comes in a number of flavours: Space opera, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, afrofuturism, etc. My favourite of these though is hard science fiction, stories in which the science parts are...
Johann Weidemann3 months ago
Virtual Express
Characters: Phobia Dinky Cave Oracle ACT ONE Scene 1 The stage curtain is drawn. The house lights dim and a thick, palpable darkness creeps over and through the whispering anticipation of the audience...
IamZoya 0013 months ago
Writing Prompt #1
(Note: Writing prompt is taken from Publishing School) Mom has always been proud of her garden, an array of full blooming flowers and perfectly trimmed bushes giving a pleasant welcome to the front do...
Abigail Wadsworth3 months ago
Library of Souls
I had just finished reading yet another book. As I closed it, the pages now witness to all the emotions I had felt while reading, I looked up. Staring at the wall trying to wrap my head around the rea...
SKYLERIZED 4 months ago
Full Bird
Retired Marine Colonel Sebastian “Bastion” Hills stood on the tarmac in Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. The gleaming aircraft possessed wings that jutted out like fingers. The fuselage was an...