...the Coyote spun and he smiled,
his bright eyes glittered with glee;
"We all here are dying of madness!
"It's a laughing disease don't you see.
"So spend not your hours in sadness,
"but get up and dance now with me!"
Blindsight - an excellent story about first-contact with an extraterrestrial that turns out to be far more alien than anyone could have predicted. Peter Watts really shows his work in this one, I cannot recommend it enough.
BLIT - a brief thriller about fractal algorithms that can damage the human mind: images that can kill. Tremendously inspiring.
Schlock Mercenary - an intelligent and humorous science-fiction space opera following the adventures of a band of mercenaries and the eponymous, nearly-indestructible Sergeant Schlock. Schlock Mercenary does an excellent job of treating even fantastical technologies with consistent thoughtfulness.
Seedware - alternately inspiring and horrifying, but always creative. This blog by Steven Wallace is an excellent repository of short fiction prompts and ideas concerning transhumanism, science fiction, fantasy, and existential horror.
Joined 20 August 2014