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Old 09-05-2010, 05:07 AM
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Sci-Fi short stories online?

Hi guys,

I've been stuck in a hospital for a couple of weeks because of a skydiving accident and I was starting to get bored when someone over at reddit linked a short story by Asimov here that I had somehow missed. I also ended up reading "and then there were none" on the same site which was also enjoyable.

Now I'm hungry for more and I was wondering if you guys know of other websites that offer more short stories (I've already read "up and down in the magic kingdom").

Thanks for your time!
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:47 AM
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There's both novels and some short story collections at the Baen Free Library.

The collected stories of HP Lovecraft are available at Dagonbytes.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:50 AM
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Here you go!
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:21 AM
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There's both novels and some short story collections at the Baen Free Library.

The collected stories of HP Lovecraft are available at Dagonbytes.
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Here you go!
Thanks! Are there any short stories you would recommend me? I see a lot of full length books out there!
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:40 AM
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Skydiving accident? That sounds pretty damn scarey. What happened?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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Skydiving accident? That sounds pretty damn scarey. What happened?
Seconded. How about a "Ask the Guy" thread.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:22 AM
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Skydiving accident? That sounds pretty damn scarey. What happened?
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Skydiving accident? That sounds pretty damn scarey. What happened?
Seconded. How about a "Ask the Guy" thread.
It's not a very interesting story. It was my first day and my second jump. The first one had gone well. The second time around, the one-way radio the ground crew used to guide us newbies got stuck to my sweaty chest and the sound was muffled and incomprehensible

I was looking at the ground and when I estimated I was less than 10 feet from the ground, I started applying the brakes. It turned out that I had miscalculated and I was a few feet higher than that so I ended up landing at an angle on my right foot.

Next thing I knew, my foot was dangling at a 90 degree angle from where it should've been and I was later told that I had shattered my ankle and broken my tibia for good measure

I should be able to walk within a year or so, assuming the physical therapy goes well.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:42 AM
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Jeez, that sucks. Sorry, hope you have a quick recovery.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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The Tor website publishes a few SF stories.
Strange Horizons
has a new story roughly once a week. Revolution SF will publish a short story every now and again.

Though they don't do stories, Tales of Future Past and Paleo-Future are a couple of time-sinks full of science-fictional goodness.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:46 AM
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Jeez, that sucks. Sorry, hope you have a quick recovery.
RECOVERIES DO NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOODNIGHT!

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The Tor website publishes a few SF stories.
Strange Horizons
has a new story roughly once a week. Revolution SF will publish a short story every now and again.

Though they don't do stories, Tales of Future Past and Paleo-Future are a couple of time-sinks full of science-fictional goodness.
Oh, excellent! Revolutionsf seems to be down but the other links are alive and full of deliciousness.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:04 AM
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If you get bored, you can always write up some reviews and reports on the sites and sstories.

I hope you have an unexciting recovery, without any complications or drama in real life.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:55 AM
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If you get bored, you can always write up some reviews and reports on the sites and sstories.

I hope you have an unexciting recovery, without any complications or drama in real life.
Thanks. This whole ordeal has opened my eyes to the awesomeness of nurses and the madness of surgeons.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:58 AM
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There's a lot of stuff on Project Gutenburg, including most of the H. Beam Piper stuff that isn't part of the Paratime/Gunpowder God or Little Fuzzy universe series.

Otherwise, best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:59 AM
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Thanks. This whole ordeal has opened my eyes to the awesomeness of nurses and the madness of surgeons.
I've had a few hospital stays myself. Most of the nurses and orderlies who were involved in my care were indeed awesome. There were a couple of bad ones, though, who are memorable.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:23 PM
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Little Brother. And you might want to check out some of the classics on Project Gutenberg, including Stapledon's Last and First Men.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:13 PM
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There's a lot of stuff on Project Gutenburg, including most of the H. Beam Piper stuff that isn't part of the Paratime/Gunpowder God or Little Fuzzy universe series.

Otherwise, best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Piper's "Lone Star Planet" is a quick read and it's funny, too.

You could try some true classic SF, like the stories of H.G. Wells. http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0609221h.html#c36 "Tales of Space and Time" has some good stories. "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" is a classic. Less SF-type but still good stories are in "The Stolen Bacillus And Other Stories." "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" is a good one.
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