Short stories in the genre Science Fiction

Science Fiction consists of fiction stories that incorporate futuristic and or advanced science and technology in order to enhance the narrative. Common story elements of Science Fiction include space, artificial intelligence, scientific breakthroughs, aliens, and much more.

Listing 812 stories.

An AIDS patient in California steals an experimental government tech that cures his disease and enhances his human performance. He and his friend concoct a plan to release the tech into the general population.

During the buildup to the Cuban missile crisis, a sixth-grade boy in upstate New York accidentally interrupts a mechanical man from the future on a mysterious mission to prevent nuclear annihilation. The man entrusts this mission to the boy, who learns that to save the world he must kill a US Senator.

During the buildup to the Cuban missile crisis, a sixth-grade boy in upstate New York accidentally interrupts a mechanical man from the future on a mysterious mission to prevent nuclear annihilation. The man entrusts this mission to the boy, who learns that to save the world he must kill a US Senator.

In the near future, two Black musicians receive body modifications that give them the ability to live underwater. But their new life is threatened when violent white supremacists begin to terrorize their community.

A snarky teenage boy attending a high school for intelligent students in space discovers that his favorite professor has been fired, and he soon begins receiving mysterious messages claiming that he is in danger. The boy and his best friend go into hiding and must find a way to escape before being captured by the school's many soldiers.

Humanity has eliminated all plants and animals in a futuristic world that isn't meant for human consumption. One man refuses to kill his pet animals and plants, and the government tries to convince him to comply.

A middle-aged woman leads a traveling circus act through the Midwest featuring 26 monkeys who climb into a bathtub and disappear and then reappear on her bus after the show. The impending death of one of the key monkeys causes her to wrestle with the meaning of life.

When a bartender discovers that bug bites give him dreams, he attempts to solve his marital problems by making his wife experience the dreams with him.

A woman celebrates her daughter’s sixth birthday by volunteering at the women's center. As she assists other women, she recalls her own trauma and struggles with the constant reminders of it.

A teenage boy and his genetically-modified, telepathic dog struggle to survive in a wasteland that resulted from the Third World War. The pair encounters obstacles of love and bloodshed that puts their symbiotic realtionship to the test.