literature

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

Listening To The Footsteps
Victoria hated 2:00 AM ever since she moved into her new apartment. Well, more accurately, she hated it for about a month now. For the past month she would wake up from a sound sleep for no apparent r...
Toy Caulder10 months ago
The War with a Sole Survivor
I’ve been training for this day my entire life. The day my combat training comes into play and I have to invade the Ovum Regno. The Ovum Regno is by far the most dangerous place our army knows of. Mil...
G.F. Brynn10 months ago
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 3
Chapters 1 to 2 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories
Kaitlyn Marquette10 months ago
Mirror Mirror
7/12/2083 I have seen Mackalya in my dreams again. Each night it becomes more and more real; her powers strengthening from my agonizing fear. Since the year '79, she has been working her way into my h...
Lily Russell10 months ago
Out of Time (1)
Curiosity led my eyes to wander the classroom, glancing at the watches on everyone's right wrist. From a distance, it was difficult to make out the grey, digital numbers on the little metal slits wrap...
Joshua Guess10 months ago
Deathwatch, Chapter Two
“Here,” Guard 5110 said to her, handing over a disposable dust mask. “The levels are a lot higher today. You're already at risk for red lung.” Beck took the mask and slipped it over her face, feeling ...
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Leif Helason10 months ago
Resolution
I post many of my thoughts in areas that mean a lot to me. Areas where, yes, my thoughts will be heard with at least...compassion. I do not know all the answers. I likely never will. I am not a highly...
F. Simon Grant10 months ago
Monster Heel
E-Jo the Bull Mountain was ten feet tall (when he decided to be that small) and billed as being from the mysterious sounding L’Ile de Pieces Inconnus and composed of stone like the Easter-Island-like ...
Brutalist Stories10 months ago
Brutalist Stories #31
I’m looking around at their swollen, sunken eyes as they talk aimlessly with each other, prattle on about what’s about to take place, about what they’re going to do with me. “Lieutenant Commander, you...
Kevin McClintock10 months ago
A Bluffer's Guide To Great Books: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
A warning, a prophecy, or just a story? In retrospect, it can be seen as all three. Indeed, it would appear to have over-fulfilled its literary quota and moved from being a sci-fi inspired future-hist...
Outrun Storiesa year ago
Outrun Stories #30
The shower’s turned right up, hot jets of water almost tearing into my skin, washing off the last 24 hours as the flickering memories try their best to turn my gut. All it takes is one night, in the t...
Brutalist Stories #30
“I respect anyone that looks afraid,” I turn and say to her, and she knows, she gets it, she can see it in them too as they pass by on the way to the portal, the immense queue that seems to back up fo...
Riley Reesea year ago
Best 'Star Wars' Authors
Once you've finished adoring the Star Wars movies in theaters and on Netflix, you might want to see more stuff involving the Galaxy Far, Far Away. We can't blame you. Star Wars is addictive. Thankfull...
Traverse Daviesa year ago
A Dinner Party
They gathered, as they did every third Thursday, around the long table. A mixed bunch, the one thing they had in common was that they were the movers, the shakers, the society people. It was Stan's tu...
Shelbie Myersa year ago
Serenade
The sea was nothing like the stranded man. It was serene, calm, beautiful —as he was before his sin. He sat limp in his boat, watching the mocking sea with dim eyes. His clothes were filthy and loose,...
Brutalist Stories #29
“When did the call come in?” he said, pacing down the corridor bringing up the readouts and latest communications on his forearm implant. “2300 hours, sir,” the private replied, trying to keep up, dod...
Outrun Storiesa year ago
Outrun Stories #29
“Look at that starry night sky,” she says to him as she nuzzles herself into his collarbone. “Yeah, it’s quite something,” he replies, looking up, the hue of purple from the sun, just finally sneaking...
Kate Quinna year ago
Sephro: The Connection
PROLOGUE Sephro is a magical planet, resplendent in beauty and guided by powerful Goddesses and Gods. Earth is broken yet beautiful, enduring, trying to survive. Two different planets which forge a co...