literature

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

Lavon Swygert2 years ago
Leaf Pile Adventure
Let's admit it; English isn't everyone's favorite subject. We've all spent hours upon hours on essays and pondering silly questions about books we hated reading, but in the end, we all did it one way ...
Courtney Schmale2 years ago
King
Remus’ stomach bottomed out, and it didn’t have anything to do with being at the end of his Father’s arm. It was those goddamn blue eyes staring back at him. The ones that matched his to a T. “Why can...
Edyn Schwartz2 years ago
The Nightmare/the Dream
THE NIGHTMARE January 2020 Dear 2017 Edyn, Greetings! I am writing you from the future. In three years you’ve accomplished so much! You were accepted to graduate school in San Francisco, your dream pr...
Jase Kasunic2 years ago
Something Strange is Going On
I know this is going to sound crazy; Hell, I hardly believe it myself, but it happened. After so many failed attempts, it finally happened. I'd heard and watched so many stories relating to other peop...
Dana Halladay2 years ago
The Tale of the Monster Hunters, Part 1
Growing up, we were all told stories of monsters, aliens, princes and princesses, witches and wizards. And how they were all defeated by magic, love or by laser guns from a distant planet that the wri...
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 Caulder2 years 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. Brynn2 years ago
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 3
Chapters 1 to 2 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories
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 Russell2 years 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 Guess2 years 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 Helason2 years 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 Grant2 years 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...
Kevin McClintock2 years 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 Stories2 years 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 Raul Reese2 years 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...