literature

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

Sabrina Rodgers9 days ago
Ami [Part One]
Ami means "Saturday's child" in Ghanese, and my mother, a teacher, thinks that it's the perfect name for me for a dozen reasons, not even including the fact that I was born and conceived on a Saturday...
Alexandra F15 days ago
Tori to Alexa
Trader Joe's and Aldi have a certain sentimentality to them. So do Journey and Bryan Adams. Certain landmarks in Central Park: that bridge we walked on during the wedding, that gazebo he proposed in w...
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Beverly Velez16 days ago
Onida
It was dark and cold with the tiniest amount of sunlight streaming in. The air smelled musty and he felt a dampness creeping in through to his bones. He squinted to see, while he waited for his eyes t...
Warren Browna month ago
'Impostor Assassin' - The Thriller Novel
Impostor Assassin is a novel about a man willing to risk his life to save the world. Independent publishing is facing a new enemy. This new threat to authors, agents and publishers is everywhere. The ...
Button Day
There was a hand, emerging from the shadows. Slender and grey. And the hand held a small, black, button. Sophie’s heart moved from its usual place, upwards and up, until it tickled at her trachea. And...
CD Turner2 months ago
Divisible (Ch. 5)
CHAPTER FIVE Disclaimer: The racial epithets and slurs used in this chapter are not intended to malign anyone, nor to reflect the attitudes of the author. Though some aspects of this work are inspired...
Brianna Price2 months ago
Time Travel
Casinos have no windows, causing people to lose all consensus of time. You enter at noon and exit early the next morning with only feeling as if three hours had passed when in all actuality twelve had...
G.F. Brynn3 months ago
Alex The Inventor Bk.2 - Ch.11 (Pt.3)
Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations Not very far away, Sergeant Jim Cash slowly drove his police cruiser down the quiet dusty country lanes. Good ol' sleepy Delta-Town was...
Johnnie McArdle3 months ago
Must-Read "Old" Science Fiction Books for Teens
Teens who appreciate authentic science fiction will love these classic sci-fi novels which originally inspired, and continue to influence, the entire sci-fi genre. Science fiction fans who enjoy moder...
Valor Gosch4 months 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 Lee4 months 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. Sandoval5 months 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 Turner5 months 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 Turner5 months ago
Divisible (Ch. 3)
Catch up here: ONE and TWO
K.E. Lanning5 months 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 Taylor5 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 Reddin6 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...