Short stories in the genre Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction consists of fictional stories that stray away from realism and what is considered normal in the real world, instead leaning on supernatural and fantastical elements and the characters' interactions with those elements to play defining parts within the narrative.

Listing 205 stories.

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.

In a future where death is volunteered and the population is controlled, a soon-to-be father waits for his triplets to be born—and he must find three volunteers to die in order for them to live.

A movie star lost in grief over the death of his long-term girlfriend injects himself with her digitally-preserved personality so he can hallucinate her presence, but the visions begin to go horribly wrong.

In a not-so-distant future, an adventurer takes a risk and travels to Venus only to face a potentially lethal test of his intelligence by the planet's inhabitants.

On a train in 20th century London, a middle-aged stranger tells a man about a series of strangely realistic dreams he had depicting a horrific world war that he could have prevented.

Andrea's happy college life is disrupted when a strange, eerie figure begins stalking her.

Three US time travelers in a Cold War alternative history get stuck in a time loop and decide to kill themselves to escape it. Unbeknownst to two of them, the attempt to cause their own demise will doom them to the time loop forever.

Children on the planet Venus eagerly wait for the sun to shine for the first time in years, but when the one child who actually remembers sunlight tries to insist the event will happen, the other children turn on her.

When a man known as the Unmarried Mother enters a bar in 1970s New York, he gets roped into a time travel quest bent on recovering his long-lost child and finding his old lover.

A robot's specifications are microscopically irregular, which leads it to gain autonomy and offer humans the option to ask it to do absolutely anything.