Friday, October 31, 2008

Emma Goninon's "I Don't Know" (flash fiction, fantasy, free)

Free fiction: Audio of "The Forgotten Enemy" by Arthur Clarke

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Murray Leinster's "The Skit-Tree Planet" (short story, space opera, free): When humans inadvertently wiped out an alien civilization

Real science: Chandrayaan-1 update 2: Fourth orbit raising, mission objectives clarified, Russia on Chandrayaan-2, & foreign cost concerns

Quotes: Alastair Reynolds names some sf styles, Graham McNeill on what makes a story interesting

Monday, October 27, 2008

No post tomorrow

Nicole R Murphy's "Fate Of Rulers" (flash fiction, free)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Voltaire's "microMEGAS" (short story, first contact, satire, free): A study in proportions

Real science: Chandrayaan-1 update: Trajectory, a cost perspective, progress, & rover/human landing schedule

Real science: Why is northern hemisphere of Mars so different from southern one?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Al Sevcik's "Alien Offer" (short story, alien invasion, free)

Mike discovers sf fandom!

No post tomorrow, & erratic posts next week

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cyril Gupta's "Remember me?" (short story, first contact, free): I feel alienated at my own home!

Profile: Murray Leinster

Comments' outage since yesterday night is fixed

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Real science: Chandrayaan-I: Trajectory, similarity with a Fredric Brown story, & next steps

Free fiction: Some stories by well known authors from "Imperial Stars" anthology series edited by Jerry Pournelle

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Murray Leinster's "The Duplicators" aka "Lord of the Uffts" (short novel, humor, free): Social implications of material replication technology

Profile: Algis Budrys

Monday, October 20, 2008

Anil Aggarwal's "The Freak" aka "Time and Again" (flash fiction, time travel, free): A human anatomical adaptation necessary for time travel!

Free fiction: Jerome Bixby's "It’s a Good Life": Text & audio from Best Science Fiction Stories & Free SF Reader

Oops! Fixed a newly introduced & irritating bug in original & reprints free fiction feeds

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Original free fiction feed now tracks 5 more sources

Humor: The roots of nuclear war

Saturday, October 18, 2008

May not post today

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tracie McBride's "House Arrest" (flash fiction, humor, free): An intelligent house takes its job very seriously!

Smell of space!

Quotes: Defining characteristics of space opera (including "new" variety)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saki's "Tobermory" (short story, animal speech, free): Think twice before teaching your cat to speak!

New experimental feature: Language translation

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hal Clement's "Longline" (novelette, first contact): What if speed of light is not a limit but a divider?

Free fiction: Couple of Poul Anderson stories

Kat Beyer's "Extract from Hither & Yon: A Few Places We Have Been" (flash fiction, free): On human nature

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Today's post will be later than usual

Monday, October 13, 2008

Laura Goodin's "I'm Too Loud" (flash fiction, free)

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, February 1930 (magazine, ed Harry Bates): Annotated table of contents, & download links

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Original free fiction feed now tracks 10 more sources (including several magazines)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stanley Gimble's "Breakaway" (short story, lunar flight, free)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ben ‘Inorian’ Le Chevalier's "Cypro" (flash fiction, cyborg, free)

Free fiction: Of Finnish author Hannu Rajaniemi (in English)

For authors: Advice from editors of F&SF, Asimov's, & Strange Horizons on how to move to ToC from slushpile

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, January 1930 (magazine, ed Harry Bates): Annotated table of contents, & download links

ToC series: Astounding scans, 1930-1933 issues (while Harry Bates was editor & William Clayton was owner)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

James Blish's "One-Shot" (short story, Cold War, free): A good gambler's gut feeling can have other uses too!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Anil Aggarwal's "Why Dinosaurs Beame Extinct?" (flash fiction, free)