literature

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

  • Brianna Price
    Published about a year ago
    The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 1

    The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 1

  • Brianna Price
    Published about a year ago
    The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 2
  • Dingus Lord
    Published about a year ago
    An Essay on 'Feed'

    An Essay on 'Feed'

    The problem of today is one that can never be solved completely. A man will live and learn from his elders. Grow old teach the young and die. So the problem is not knowledge of the past, because we record that, but insight into patterns that take longer than a generation. A problem that goes beyond the short span of a human consciousness.
  • Harriet Weston
    Published about a year ago
    From Terror to Transformation: Can Fiction Effect Change?

    From Terror to Transformation: Can Fiction Effect Change?

    The question of whether fiction effects change, environmental for instance, has been pondered by many, including writers, readers and those who sneer at the study and creation of literature.
  • Jay Tilden
    Published 2 years ago
    The Abjuration of the Astronomer

    The Abjuration of the Astronomer

    You are quiet. Softer than usual—the edge is there, but your eyes sag with exhaustion. You’ve none of your usual confidence, none of the venom that has vanquished so many foolhardy critics. When you enter your new temporary residence (though a voice in my head says prison instead), you do it in shambles. You only brought one bag, and I can see the papers and garments stuffed hastily inside as you set it on the table, head bent, sighing heavily. You walk to the tiny window over the empty writing desk.
  • G.F. Brynn
    Published 2 years ago
    Alex the Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt. 2)

    Alex the Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt. 2)

    Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations
  • G.F. Brynn
    Published 2 years ago
    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt.1)

    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt.1)

    Chapters 1 - 10 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations
  • G.F. Brynn
    Published 2 years ago
    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 10 (Pt. 2)

    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 10 (Pt. 2)

    Chapters 1 - 10 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations
  • Syzygy Stories
    Published 2 years ago
    Eradicate - Part 1

    Eradicate - Part 1

    The body was not disturbed for what looked like a week. The fingers and arms appeared black while oozing an orange fluid. Preliminary observations suggest a male in his mid to upper 50s. There appears to be lacerations in the abdominal region suggestive of an animal attack. Makes sense based on his clothing and the nature of where he was found, rural Idaho. The appendages feel like jelly and begin to tear, revealing more of the orange fluid along with a black discharge mixed in. Collection of the discharge was taken for further analysis. Interesting how the consistency of the body feels. Like that of a sea slug when touched in a tide pool. The soft slimy texture of the skin was otherworldly. As if he was inside of an animal’s stomach and then regurgitated. Notable as well is the smell of the individual, different from other bodies in this condition. The smell represents a combination of sourness and sweetness like that of a low-quality men’s cologne.
  • Katie Moore
    Published 2 years ago
    The Survivors: Chapter Two

    The Survivors: Chapter Two

    As the sun began to set, I started to shove things into my bag. My heart raced as I grabbed as much off the shelves as I could. I packed our first aid supplies, our remaining food and water, a flashlight, as well as some fire starting materials. I paused for a second to take a deep breath before continuing to pack. “Everything is going to be okay,” I repeated to myself. Deep breath in, slow exhale. I stopped putting things in my bag to help Emm pack hers.
  • Katie Moore
    Published 2 years ago
    The Survivors

    The Survivors

    It’s been about twenty-eight days since the first person started showing signs; now over half of the people in the town are dead and whoever is still alive is already sick. No one knows how it started and we sure as hell don't know when it’s going to end, IF it’s going to end. The only thing we know for sure is that our town is quarantined. My dad has moved us into a bunker that he built next to the house. I have no clue how he built this without us knowing, but I have a feeling that this room is what’s going to save our lives. Dad worked in the labs for as long as I can remember. He would go to work early and come back late. But weeks before the outbreak, he changed. He sat in his office and only left for work. I never thought of my dad as a paranoid man, but obviously he had a reason to be. He had inside knowledge and was sure something was going to happen. Now I realize he just wanted to keep us safe, and he knew something was coming before it even started.
  • G.F. Brynn
    Published 2 years ago
    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 10 (Pt.1)

    Alex The Inventor - Chapter 10 (Pt.1)

    Chapters 1 - 9 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations