Archiv der Kategorie: Story

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream • 1967 • SF Horror short story by Harlan Ellison

★★★★ Synopsis:  Human civilization has been destructed a century ago by a world war between China, Russia, and the United States. Super computers have been created to run the war more efficiently, leading to one dominating antagonist, the sentient A.I. … Weiterlesen

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Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius • 1941 • Magical Realism short story by Jorge Luis Borges

★★★★★ A 17th century secret society „Orbis Tertius“ invents a fictional planet called Tlön and wills it into existence through cultural force. In this century long act, our culture changes also. The main story is set in 1940 when the story … Weiterlesen

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Dispersed by the Sun, Melting in the Wind • 2007 • Post Apocalyptic short story by Rachel Swirsky

★★+ Summary: An asteroid ended human civilization, together with atomar fallouts and biological epidemia. This is the story of many lasts – the two last humans, one Aborigines girl and a man in Tibet, but also the last artist, the … Weiterlesen

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The Seventeenth Kind • 2011 • SF novelette by Michael Marshall Smith

★★★+ Summary: A charismatic shopping channel presenter has to stretch the limits of his moderating capabilities when an alien calls in. Review: The author shows his funny side in this QVC satire. It has been adapted as a half hour movie … Weiterlesen

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The Microscopic Giants • 1936 • SF short story by Paul Ernst

★★+ Summary: Mines are driven ever deeper because the world needs copper in the late phase of WWII. Shoed footprints of the size of three inches are found down there. Two engineers go down and discover one and half foot … Weiterlesen

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Game • 2012 • Magical Realism novelette by Maria Dahvana Headley

★★★★ Summary: The narrator is a Shikari, an Indian big game hunter – in this case of man-eating tigers in the year 1950. 28 years after he lost a hunting friend to a tigress, he is called back to the same … Weiterlesen

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The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World • 1967 • SF Horror novelette by Harlan Ellison

★★★ Synopsis:  Serial killer Jack the Ripper appears in an utopian sterile futuristic city, committing one of his famous killings, returning to 1888 Whitechapel district in London where he continues killing. People from the future inhabit his mind to enjoy and comment … Weiterlesen

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Perfidia • 2006 • thriller novelette by Lewis Shiner

★★★★ Summary: On December 15, 1944, famous jazz musician Glen Miller disappeared over the English Channel on a flight between London and Paris. There are doubts on that official report and this story is telling a somewhat different tale. Antiques collector Frank Delacorte … Weiterlesen

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Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight • 1987 • Magical Realism novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin

★★★★★   “You fell out of the sky,” the coyote said. Somewhere in the Southwestern US desert, little girl Myra survives a plane crash and drops from our ordinary reality into the mythic world of native magical animals. She becomes … Weiterlesen

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The Last Poet and the Robots • 1934 • SF short story by A. Merritt

★★ Narodny, the „last poet“, has evolved to a god-like state. He and a small, selected handful of scientists separated from the rest of the world and built a world of caverns where they create aesthetic experiments. Historical screen plays … Weiterlesen

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