Science fiction short stories

Science fiction short stories

Bimmie Says 1962 scifi short story

Bimmie Says


Bimmie says people are stupid. Bimmie says he can help them—but they’re not really worth his trouble, Bimmie says!

Two Plus Two Makes Crazy 1954 scifi short story

Two Plus Two Makes Crazy


The Computer could do no wrong. Then it was asked a simple little question by a simple little man.

This is Klon Calling 1953 scifi short story

This is Klon Calling


One sure way to live dangerously is to become a practical joker. Should you have any doubts about it you might ask Professor Dane.

Houlihan’s Equation 1955 scifi short story

Houlihan’s Equation


The tiny spaceship had been built for a journey to a star. But its small, mischievous pilots had a rendezvous with destiny—on Earth.

The Neanderthal in the Garden 0 scifi short story

The Neanderthal in the Garden

Thursday 3201. The Neanderthal has just vacated the house, leaving a smeared towel, his musky body odor and a red coral necklace...

The Skull 1952 scifi short story

The Skull


Conger agreed to kill a stranger he had never seen. But he would make no mistakes because he had the stranger's skull under his arm.

There is a Reaper... 1953 scifi short story

There is a Reaper...


Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out--ask a dead man!

Metamorphosis 1960 scifi short story



The man I searched for could be anybody at all. If I didn’t find him, there’d be nobody at all.

Time Fuze 1954 scifi short story

Time Fuze


The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed...

The Radiant Shell 1932 scifi short story

The Radiant Shell


Arvania has stolen the Ziegler plans and formulae. With their acquisition it becomes the most powerful nation on earth.

The Planetoid of Peril 1931 scifi short story

The Planetoid of Peril


Undaunted by crazy tales of an indestructible presence on Asteroid Z-40, Harley 2Q14N20 sets out alone to face and master it.

Blessed Are the Meek 1955 scifi short story

Blessed Are the Meek


Every strength is a weakness, and every weakness is a strength. And when the Strong start smashing each other's strength... the Weak may turn out to be, instead, the Wise.

Beyond the Door 1954 scifi short story

Beyond the Door


Did you ever wonder at the lonely life the bird in a cuckoo clock has to lead--that it might possibly love and hate just as easily as a real animal of flesh and blood? Philip Dick used that idea for this brief fantasy tale. W...

The Eyes Have It 1953 scifi short story

The Eyes Have It


A little whimsy, now and then, makes for good balance. Theoretically, you could find this type of humor anywhere. But only a topflight science-fictionist, we thought, could have written this story, in just this way...

Mr. Spaceship 1953 scifi short story

Mr. Spaceship


A human brain-controlled spacecraft would mean mechanical perfection. This was accomplished, and something unforeseen: a strange entity called... Mr. Spaceship.

The Tunnel Under The World 1954 scifi short story

The Tunnel Under The World


A classic satirical look at consumerism. On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming.

The Wrinkles 0 scifi short story

The Wrinkles

Stephen tells me the wrinkles methodology is a hoax...

The Day of the Boomer Dukes 1956 scifi short story

The Day of the Boomer Dukes


Foraminifera 9 is bored, bored, bored - and what better way to relieve boredom than a trip back in time?

The Hated 1958 scifi short story

The Hated


Byron has been to Mars. Now he's not supposed to leave New York and New England. For good reason.

Pythias 1955 scifi short story



I deliberately shot to death Laurence Connaught. So they mean to execute me. Especially because Laurence Connaught had saved my life.

Eternity is 20 Seconds Long 0 scifi short story

Eternity is 20 Seconds Long

Some things in life can last forever, some of them have to.

They’re Made out of Meat 1991 scifi short story

They’re Made out of Meat


This short story originally appeared in Omni April 1991 and was nominated for the Nebula Award.

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Wasteland - the final frontier... for logic

Wasteland - the final frontier... for logic scifi

Wasteland and Fallout games created a fascinating world full of mysteries and colourful characters with some small loopholes, some big loopholes and some gigantic loopholes. Here are the 7 things about Wasteland that makes no sense.

Story of The Zone

Story of The Zone scifi

There are areas on Earth where things happen that are escaping any logical explanation - tiny little crystals that are able to give energy to start the car, gravity traps that can kill or mutilate human being within second, unexplained phenomena inviting and dangerous at the same time.

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