Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Ghostfishing

“Sir! Sir! There’s a problem with the zoological research drones at GXH-927J! They’re malfunctioning!” “927J…” his boss mumbled, his flaps buzzing. “I wasn’t aware we had any active drones in that system.” “We’re not supposed to, that’s the problem! The … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slaves Instead of Heirs

Slaves Instead of Heirs In the fields, machines harvest crops.  Machines bring the crops to homes.  And when they rot, uneaten, machines bring the refuse to compost piles, to create fertilizer for the next round of crops.  Machine doctors wait … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Love Insurance

Love Insurance A somber figure entered the room.  The salesman sat down at the desk, opposite a distracted-looking man and an eager young woman.  He jogged the papers in his hand and looked over them at the couple before him.  … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Witness the Future

This was originally planned as a longer story, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it better as short as possible.  I could probably cut it down to a single, if run-on, sentence if I had … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Chantek the Human

If you’ve never heard about Chantek before, now’s the perfect time to do so.  There’s a great, and free, documentary about him online that I’d highly recommend.  His story is both fascinating and heartbreaking.  He was raised by humans on … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember Them

Remember Them For millions upon millions of years, it drifted through space alone.  At a time when trilobites swarmed through the seas of earth, it had been cast out of its home solar system.  A wandering star had passed too … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is the Space Station Solvychegodsk?

Author’s Note: I came up with this idea a while ago, and then wrote a short story that took place on such a setting, but I felt a bit unhappy that the details of the space station never really made … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment