In April 2015, I attempted the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge by writing 26 blog posts related to sci-fi. Presented here is a mix of 26 flash fiction stories and non-fictional articles, from A to Z.
Albert Einstein’s Brain is Stolen!
In the distant future, a disgruntled but misguided criminal has stolen Einstein’s brain
Its deep space mission completed, a space probe contemplates its own existence.
Countdown to the Comet
An antimatter comet threatens civilization in this secret history sci-fi disaster. Part 1 of 3.
Dude, What a Buzzkill!
When you’re high, there’s nowhere to go but down. (Also a Flash! Friday entry.)
A misfit girl resolves to prove herself to a society that has rejected her.
Fusion and Confusion
Love is like the stars: brilliant and capable of fusing light elements.
God’s Snowglobe Collection
… it’s full of stars.
Hotter than the Sun
Doesn’t everyone keep an old Martian heat ray in the attic?
They’re made of meat?
A jupiter-brain holds the key to saving humankind from an alien grey goo catastrophe.
As an antimatter comet approaches, a secret cabal plots to save Earth from certain doom. Part 2 of 3.
Landing on your Feet
It’s not easy being a little green man.
Making Out in the Main Belt
On a field trip to the asteroid belt, Jako learns that stereotypes can blind you to possibilities.
No Food in the Doctor’s Office, Please
There’s never a doctor when you need one after the nuclear apocalypse.
A non-fictional look at a space station design common in science fiction.
Pensées in Pollux b Penitentiary
Life as a mindwiped penal colony prisoner. (Also a Flash! Friday entry.)
A mostly non-fictional look at Quaoar, one of the large Trans-Neptunian Objects in our Solar System.
Reading at the Event of my Death
What if you knew where you were going, but not where you came from?
A multi-national crew intercepts a comet. Is a lucrative prospect worth gambling with the fate of Earth? Part 3 of 3.
To Tahiti by Teleport
There are too many newfangled gadgets in sci-fi. Now get off my lawn, dagnabbit!
Does easier communication lead to better understanding?
A household robot for the mundane chores… and maybe some not-so-mundane. (Also a Flash! Friday entry.)
A quick non-fictional look at wireless technology, from Tesla to today.
Human ambition cannot overcome the laws of physics.
Yocto- to Yotta-
The smallest and the largest metric prefixes. A non-fictional look at the scale of yoctometers and yottameters.
Z-End of the Line
When chasing your arch-nemesis across vast interstellar distances, make sure you know why you’re chasing him.