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An attempt is made to visit the millionaire.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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You won't find me on any map either. I, too, have been buried, not by Tarmac and sand, but by time and indifference.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
The first thing any physicist learns about traveling faster than light is that it is impossible.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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Welcome to the scifi short story section at east of the web. Find this month's featured stories above. You can browse the scifi library by subgenre or search it for a title, author or keyword. Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Top Short Stories
"I can't make it sound more enticing than that," the doctor sighed from behind his desk, dispirited, but Lubanzi was hooked on the idea. A caring robot sounded cool, and it would help him live in his apartment in Claremont again.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Why are you so upset?' 'It should be, 'That's one small step for A man!' She stomped around the house for a week. 'A man. Not man!'
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
A terrible tragedy had overtaken two friends of mine, diving buddies of three years standing, but I was alive.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Konrad picked up his lance. When the judge gave the signal, he aimed his weapon at his adversary and opened the valve that allowed the steam to flow into the piston. His armored motorcycle shot out across the tiltyard seeking to ram Baron von Kobell
- Length: 29 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
I would be staring past the characters at the painted background. Faraway hills and tall summer trees against a wide horizon. What was there?
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Taking in my garden, the wild space surrounding it, full of Spanish grasses and the song of a meadowlark echoing over it, I realized, not for the first time, that I had been very fortunate in the place I lived as a child, some forty years before.
- Length: 21 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
You won't find me on any map either. I, too, have been buried, not by Tarmac and sand, but by time and indifference.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Through clouds of smoke, his blue eyes examined the ladies and gentlemen in front of him. They all looked hard at work, and he smiled at their naiveness, then chuckled, which turned into a coughing fit.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
5 Stars
With her degrees in neuroscience and engineering, and her specializations in prosthetics and robotics, she was more than capable of producing a pair of mechanical ears that would replicate the abilities of true human ones.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
If we had any hope of returning with even a shred of sanity, we’d need to try as best we could to keep a solid sleep schedule.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
Top 20 Short Stories

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