Here is a list of 5 websites to read science fiction stories online. On these websites, you can read some exciting stories written by some of the most famous authors.
“If fiction is a drug, then science fiction is its cocaine- it is high in quality, doesn’t come cheap, and is absolutely mind-boggling.” Now, I agree that I have started of a great debate between science fiction lovers & not so much science fiction lovers. However, speaking for the former group, I have real proof to back my above statement. The success of many sci-fi movies Iron Man, Transformers, Gravity, Interstellar, and the list can go on and on, proves that Science fiction has managed to capture the imagination of people across the world in different age groups. In a huge world of fiction, science fiction has a special place as even scientists have testified as to how there horizons of research have been expanded by fictional science stories. So, this article is for all those sci-fi fans who can never get enough of it, and also for not so much science fiction fans to discover the pleasure of this amazing world.
The 5 websites reviewed in this article are Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, AntipodeanSF, Escape POD, and Open Culture.
The first website to read science fiction stories online is Daily Science Fiction. As the name suggests, the users of the website get daily doses of free science stories to feed on, except on the weekends. The interface of the website is pretty average but, given the content and easy procedure to access that content, it can be ignored. To get access to daily science fiction stories, you just have to visit the page by hitting the link above. There are various categories under which you can search for your most favorite stories, or just hit the button to read any random story. The search bar also allows you to search any particular story by its name, author name, or any other detail. Since the website publishes a new story everyday, there is a huge archives column you can go through. Another alternative to read the stories on the website is to subscribe and receive stories in your email on daily basis. And yes, the latest story is there on the home page itself. Check it out.
Lightspeed is the second website to read science fiction stories online for free. This is an online magazine that deals in science fiction and fantasy stories. You will find all the latest editions of the website on the home page itself, and can search for the earlier ones in the archives. The science fiction stories are assigned a separate column in this online magazine and they are written by professional authors like Carrie Vaughn, Liz Williams. Other than just reading the stories on the website, you also the have the option of listening to these stories. A lot of stories on the website carry the option of listening; the entire story is available as a podcast and can choose to download it as well. Lastly, once you are done reading, you can spread the word by sharing your favorite stories on platforms like Facebook.
Another website to read science fiction stories online is AntipodeanSF. This is an Australian website started with the idea to become a one stop shop for all science fiction lovers & intends to continue with that endeavor for a long time. But, this is not the only thing that makes this website different. The website only features short science fiction stories and prefers to call them flash fiction. The stories are not more than 500 words long, and yet they are equally effective. New editions are published on the website every month, and the old ones are always available for free in the archives section. You can also choose to download the stories for free in Epub format, or specifically for Kindle. Another way of reaching out to the users is through the weekly radio show where you can listen to several stories mostly narrated by authors themselves. Don’t worry, the shows do not cost you anything. Hit the link above to check out.
Escape Pod is the next website in this article to read science fiction stories online. Well, technically you cannot read the stories on the website as they are available only in audio format. The stories on the website are in audio format that can be heard online, or downloaded in Mp3 format for free. The files can be downloaded easily without any complications. However, there are certain conditions which you have to adhere to; you can read them in the provided tab. In order to make sure that you get exactly what you want, there are different categories to search from. Also, after you are done listening, you can share the stories online with your friends. Try out the link above.
The final website in this list to read science fiction stories is Open Culture. Compared to the other websites in this list, this website has a got a limited set of free stories for its users, and that is the main reason of it being listed in this position. There are 100 science fiction stories available on the website but, only 20 of those 100 stories are available for free. However, quantity is not the lone criteria to judge anything. There are two things that will definitely attract you to the website for good. First of them is that all the stories are by women writers. Secondly, these stories were printed in the newspapers at some point in time and they are made available on the website as it is. There are options like zoom, flip, change modes to make sure reading is smooth. So, check it out from the link above.
Go ahead, read some of the most amazing science fiction stories available online, and do not forget to come back and share your thoughts with us.
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