Short stories.

I’m reading Masterpieces a collection of Science Fiction stories penned by different authors and organized together by famed sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card.

My sister Alicia owned this book a few years ago and I had scanned through a few of the stories. Now that I have my Kindle, I wanted to read the rest so I purchased the compilation. It is Excellent.

My favorite so far has been The Saucer of Loneliness by Theodore Sturgeon. It’s a very short story and can be read in about 30 minutes. I’ve found a link to it on Google Book Search. Enjoy it here. (this link brings you to a big book which contains a bunch of stories. don’t be intimidated by the appearance that the book is a bajillion pages long, it may be, but this particular story is quite short.)

I love the author’s last two lines. I find them so powerful. Way to go Theodore Sturgeon.

Also included in the book is Robot Dreams by Asimov that is a basis for his i robot series and a funky time travel story by Robert Heinlein called “All You Zombies-.” If you like sci-fi, I’m quite certain you’ll enjoy this collection.

3 thoughts on “Short stories.

  • 6/2/2009 at 12:01 pm

    Orson Scott Card is craaaaazy! Like insane. Read some of his views on gay marriage, they’re like the ramblings of a mental patient.

  • 6/2/2009 at 10:15 pm

    OH MAN. I wonder if we can collectively find all the short stories for free on the interwebs! Here are some of the other titles I’ve read so far:

    Call me Joe – Paul Anderson
    Tunesmith – Lloyd Biggle, Jr
    Devolution – Edmond Hamilton
    The Nine Billion Names of God – Arthur C. Clark

    I’ll start investigating to see if I can find a few


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