Science Fiction Stories

D.N. Schmidt’s science fiction stories. Space opera, robots, clones, all that good stuff.

Invasion of the Borings

A Science Fiction Short Story “If you’re going to get him back,” Captain Colossus said, “you’re going to need forty-three cereal box tops.” Ronnie was horrified; that was nearly his entire collection! “That can’t be right. Check again.” Captain Colossus, a ten-inch-tall space robot, checked again. It took him some time to reenter the numbers in the calculator. He could …

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A lost teddy bear, illustration for science fiction story Invasion of the Borings


A Science Fiction Short Story “Looks like I wasn’t spotted.” Max switched off the star skimmer’s engine and let out a breath he hadn’t realized he’d been holding. “I wonder if they’re even looking.” The star skimmer was a tiny ship, about the size of a one-bedroom apartment back on earth. It reminded Max of his ex-wife: temperamental, high maintenance, …

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Woman in cocoon - Illustration for space opera story Silk