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Many science-fiction writers are releasing part of their works under a Creative Commons license. If you'd like to discover new writers, and you're interested in modern sci-fi, you'll find the right content in this list.

 

I, Robot

by Cory Doctorow

"I, Robot" is a science-fiction short story by Cory Doctorow published in 2005. The story is set in the type of police state needed to ensure that only one company is allowed to make robots, and only one type...

Blindsight

by Peter Watts

Two months since sixty-five thousand alien objects clenched around the Earth like a luminous fist, screaming to the heavens as the atmosphere burned them to ash. Two months since that moment of brief, bright...

Only The Neck Down

Mars Girl

by Jeff Garrity

"Mars Girl is reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut's early satire ... [It's] a bizarre, satirical romp that offers a glimpse into the media and politics of a future that is probably nearer than most would like to admit."...

The Right People

by Adam Rakunas

Imagine what high school would have been like if dealing drugs had been legal when licensed, mobile social networking had been ubiquitous and the in-crowd had more leverage than most political parties… what...

Tokyo Zero

by Marc Horne

One man goes to Tokyo to end the world. It goes fairly well.
As a Japanese cult gets ready to stage a massive attack, they are forced to recruit a secretive young bio-chemist from the West. They hide out on...

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Beautiful Red

by M. Darusha Wehm

The future is boring. Technology has solved most of the world’s most pressing problems, leaving people with tedious work and mundane play. Jack is a Security Officer Class 5, which sounds important, but isn’t....

Starfish

Rifters #1

by Peter Watts

A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered...

True Names

by Cory Doctorow & Benjamin Rosenbaum

The tale of duelling galactic colony-organisms that are competing to recruit all the matter in the universe for raw computation.

Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no...

Accelerando

by Charles Stross

The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before, during, and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series...

The Ant King and Other Stories

by Benjamin Rosenbaum

A dazzling, postmodern debut collection of pulp and surreal fictions: a writer of alternate histories defends his patron’s zeppelin against assassins and pirates; a woman transforms into hundreds of gumballs;...

Maelstrom

Rifters #3

by Peter Watts

An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed thousands. Lenie Clarke, in a black wetsuit, walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged...

Behemoth

Rifters #2

by Peter Watts

Lenie Clarke-rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg-has destroyed the world. Once exploited for her psychological addiction to dangerous environments, she emerged in the wake of a nuclear blast to serve...

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

by Cory Doctorow

Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of...

The Ware Tetralogy

by Rudy Rucker

Your Guide to the 21st Century! It starts with Software, where rebel robots bring immortality to their human creator by eating his brain. Software won the first Philip K. Dick Award. In Wetware, the robots decide...

Halo

by Tom Maddox

In the latter half of the twenty-first century, freelance data-auditor Mikhail Gonzales has been contracted to monitor an AI-controlled orbiting colony. Complications arise when an experimental treatment for...

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

by Cory Doctorow

The heroic exploits of "sysadmins" — systems administrators — as they defend the cyber-world, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons.

Echoes In Evening Wear

by Will McIntosh

A provocative story about sex, commitment and the power of fantasy to take on a life of its own. If you’re likely to swoon at the mention of naughty bits, read no further.

For The Win

by Cory Doctorow

In the virtual future, you must organize to survive At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual “gold,”...

Makers

by Cory Doctorow

Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the “New Work,” a New Deal for the technological...

Star Dragon

by Mike Brotherton

The SS Cygni probe sent back hours of video, captured by the Biolathe AI, but only a few minutes mattered--the four minutes that showed a creature made of fire, living , moving, dancing in the plasma fire of...

Postsingular

by Rudy Rucker

It all begins next year in California. A maladjusted computer industry billionaire and a somewhat crazy US President initiate a radical transformation of the world through sentient nanotechnology; sort of the...

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

by Cory Doctorow

Alan is a middle-aged entrepeneur in contemporary Toronto, who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian neighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of students and layabouts...

Eastern Standard Tribe

by Cory Doctorow

A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of...

The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away

Ventus

by Karl Schroeder

After terrifying and titanic struggles, a godlike artificial intelligence gone rogue has finally been destroyed. But not before it scattered seeds of itself throughout the galaxy.On the terraformed planet Ventus,...

Everyone In Silico

by Jim Munroe

In Vancouver in 2036, people are tired of the rain. They're willing to give up a lot for guaranteed sunshine, a life with no wasted hours. A life free of crime and disease. A life that ends when you want it...

Anda's Game

I, Row-Boat

Super Man and the Bug Out

Appeals Court

Home Again, Home Again

Snake Eyes

by Tom Maddox

This story was originally published in Omni Magazine, April, 1986; and in Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology,1986.

Burn

by James Patrick Kelly

Colonization is the theme of this exciting, complex page-turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreau's classic eco-text Walden. Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet...

Scroogled

Return to Pleasure Island

Roo'd

by Joshua Klein

"Roo'd is geek-addled cyberpunk fiction at its finest, about a teenage boy with two prosthetic legs and a band of misfit body-modders, shamanistic computer hackers, and pharmaceutically psychotic bioscientists....

Nimby and the Dimension Hoppers

Scratch Monkey

by Charles Stross

There are standard methods for lifting material out of brains. Everyone, everywhere in human space, is riddled with nanotech Dreamtime encoders. They're in the air, in the soil, in their cells and reproducing...

The Robot and the One You Love

by Tom Maddox

A story published in OMNI, concerning love, industrial espionage, and robots. Or something like that.

Printcrime

Alchymical Romance

After the Siege

My Own Kind Of Freedom

by Steven Brust

Set in the universe of Firefly.

Cerbo en Vitra ujo

The Mind Like A Strange Balloon

The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories

by John Kessel

An ex-con finds himself falling, once more, under a seductive, amoral woman's spell. A hidden door in a summer house leads to a land of plenty. An inventor's life converges with the pulp fiction he reads. In...

A Place so Foreign

Gravity's Angel

by Tom Maddox

A story published in OMNI concerning the Superconducting Supercollider that might have been.

Craphound

Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask

by Jim Munroe

Ryan is a university student dealing with the normal problems of a 22-year-old guy -- shyness, virginity, weird roommates, and a massive crush on Cassandra, a waitress at his local greasy spoon. (Oh, and a freakish...

Forgotten Dragons

by David McGillveray

An action-packed tale of the secretive front lines of Sino-American rivalry.

The Pyramid of Amirah

Choices

Shadow of the Mothaship

Solitude Ripples From The Past

by David Reagan

A story about where the ultimate results of China’s one-child policy might lead her people.

Death Comes But Twice

Hooking Up

by Tom Doyle

High school and evolution, VR space, artificial intelligence and the unrestrained id.

Mallory

by Leonard Richardson

Geek hackers and classic arcade games, electronic Darwinism and domestic espionage, venture capital and Valley-esque start-ups … and a healthy dose of intellectual property panic.

Veritas Nos Liberabit

by Kristin Janz

“Veritas Nos Liberabit” is a story told in emails about how emails can tell stories.

This Little Pig

Eyelid Movies

by Will McIntosh

What would you do if your dreams were hacked?

Monsters

Jack’s Gift

by Jason Stoddard

Metropolis meets Miracle On 34th Street; grit with a lot of heart.

A Life In Pictures

by Mark Ward

“A Life In Pictures” manages to be absurd and touching at the same time, a buddy movie of an entirely different story.

Real City

by Carrie Vaughn

“Real City” is a modern Hollywood fable set in a post-post-modern future.

Zero-Option

For Solo Cello, op. 12

Maquech

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A haunting and darkly beautiful tale of dreams and desperation set in a scarcity-riddled near-future Mexico City.

Exit Without Saving

by Ruth Nestvold

A story about the dangers of escaping your own skin.

Uxo, Bomb Dog

Portrait of Ari

The Towers Of St. Michael’s

by David Walton

A pensive piece about the sensory world and the barriers between two people separated by sight.

Dry Frugal With Death Rays

by Alex Wilson

Dry Frugal With Death Rays is a dark satire of office politics, corporate bureaucracy, thwarted ambition and revenge gone awry - enjoy!

R.P.M.

by Chris Nakashima-Brown

A near-future post-mediapocalyptic mind-bender about celebrity, freedom, America and meaning.

He'll Always Have Paris

by Joseph Devon

Dorian is the head of a lab researching a breakthrough technology for the treatment of those suffering emotional trauma. But one night he decides that this not-quite-ready-yet treatment would be the perfect...

Scarface's Burden

by Joseph Devon

A reworking of one of Jonathan Coulton’s songs. Explore the various inner workings of a mad genius’s compound through the eyes of his most loyal assistant, Scarface. Between maintenance on the golden submarine,...

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Light-Years Ahead of His Time

by Joseph Devon

This story was published out of sequence because I got somewhat derailed during the Holidays by family and then I got sick and blah blah blah. At some point leading up to this story I decided that I wanted to...

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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring

by William Souder

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement

She loved the ocean and wrote three books about...


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SFstories
SFstories
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:45:43 +0200

I have a larger list (including multiple genres) here: http://www.feedbooks.com/list/11648


Spectre-7
Spectre-7 (1 book)
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:09:28 +0200

Is it rude to suggest my own for the list? I'm not sure how this is supposed to work. :(

My sci-fi novel, Stars Rain Down, is Creative Commons BY-NC-SA, and is available here on feedbooks @ http://www.feedbooks.com/userbook/15557

Now properly formatted for Feedbooks, too! Thanks for the suggestion, Hadrien. :)