literature

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

F. Simon Granta year 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 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...
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...
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...
Crossing the Void
There have been many tales told of nights such as this, tales of demons, witches, ghouls, goblins and all manner of foul creatures who seek to enter the world of man when the night sky is at its darke...
Brutalist Stories #28
Two men and 10,000 bullets, that’s all it seemed to take, on the outside at least anyway. That’s what they all reported, fed through the feeds for weeks and months afterwards, the stories of heroism o...
Brutalist Stories #27
“You are fucking with our programme, Terrance!” I shout and hear him screaming out his insane laugh as I take the goggles off for a second to go over the top. They say never break out, never go over t...
Outrun Storiesa year ago
Outrun Stories #27
“What’s it been Johnny?” she asks like she hasn’t even kept count. Like it’s been five minutes, five hours or five days, she knows just how long it’s been, five long years since that night. “You act l...
Brutalist Stories #26
Fifteen years? Seems longer somehow. Fifteen years ago they appeared in the sky. From Zero, things hit One pretty quickly. Boom, they were just there, one minute we’re alone in the universe, well, at ...
Outrun Storiesa year ago
Outrun Stories #26
Hiding in the night, that’s all I’ve got now. I didn’t ask to be turned into one of these things. Sure, fucking sure, it always seemed to me that it would be pretty cool, the reality? Very different. ...
Nadia Davidsona year ago
Science Fiction: Science as Craft
Writing is a craft. We talk of crafting a story, and of wordsmiths who forge metaphors from the white heat of their imaginations. The creation of fiction, therefore, involves a process akin to that of...
Brutalist Stories #25
“—and what do we take from this?” I look down at them, give them a moment. Pathetic, soulless, shrink wrapped, and ready to pick up off a shelf somewhere in the annals of time; "One whole life: Wasted...