Thursday, February 14, 2008

Inhuman Love

In association with Zazzle.comFor this Valentine's Day here are a few free science fiction love stories with other-than-human beings. Like real love, some end in happiness, and some in sorrow:

• "Luciferase" by Bruce Sterling
• "Rachel in Love by Pat Murphy
• "Love is the Plan, The Plan is Death" by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
• "Breathmoss" by Ian R. MacLeod
• "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman

I think the most romantic science fiction story I've read is The Time Traveler's Wife, but that is unfortunately not free to read online.

Image: "Alien Kiss" postcard by Doodleworks on Zazzle
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1 comment:

Paul Mohr said...

I will get the Time Traveler's Wife and read that as many people have mentioned that as an interesting story.

Here is a link to a science fiction? love? story.
http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/4549-dear-diedrie.html
It reminds me of a short story where a Time Trooper travels back to take a baby that is himself which becomes his mother who has a sex change to travel back in time to become his father, then travels back in time to get the baby and take it back to become himself :) A complete closed loop temporal existence.