Online SF Short Fiction
January 25, 2003 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Online SF Short Fiction. It's good and it's free. Sci-Fiction is the biggest name in the online field, publishing many big name authors (This week's story is by Octavia E. Butler for instance) and winning several awards. (Also check out Swanwick's Periodic Table of Science Fiction while you're there). But there are more sources for good online SF: The Infinite Matrix, Strange Horizons and Infinity Plus (reprints) for instance. And let's not forget that all the print magazines have put their Nebula nominees online (though Analog's stories are coming up as 404s). Let the reading commence!
posted by rainking (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for all the stuff to read, rainking.
posted by Hildago at 12:28 PM on January 25, 2003

It is indeed a great site. Anyone who hasn't read the classic Light of Other Days should do so now.
posted by languagehat at 4:56 PM on January 25, 2003

That Octavia Butler story is great. I had Read Please read it to me. But for a real sci-fi hit try this program that's still in development: Rotoscope. It's more a tachistoscope than a rotoscope, but it's pretty damn cool. It flashes text files at you one word at a time at variable rates. You'll find that you can easily read at 400 word per minute and more. Just paste the text, sit back and absorb. Give it about ten pages worth of text at a time, it does balk if you paste in too much. The developer is asking for feedback. I think both programs are PC only.
posted by gametone at 5:10 PM on January 25, 2003

Here's a comprehensive list of fantasy and Science Fiction text online from the Hour of the Wolf website. (WBAI/Pacifica's Science Fiction show, just celebrating it's thirty-first anniversary of pre-dawn SF radio)
posted by gametone at 7:50 PM on January 25, 2003

Wow, that's great—thanks, gametone!
posted by languagehat at 9:38 AM on January 26, 2003

Infinite Matrix, I know of course but may I once again point out
Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
in its unabridged entirety.
posted by y2karl at 7:21 PM on January 30, 2003

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