not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings

sci-fi micro stories

I'm a big fan of Michael Swanwick's Periodic Table of Science Fiction--an ongoing nearly-complete collection of extremely short Sci-Fi stories, one per element. Most are, at least tangentially, about the element itself, but some riff on the name itself. There's an homage to Ender's Game and one to Terry Bisson's They're Made Out of Meat.

Here are some to get you started:
   flourine
   mercury
   potassium
   californium
   iridium
   copper
   cerium
   tellurium
   oxygen
   actinium

The space prospecting series woven throughout is especially good.
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