Found 159 works tagged 'Satire'.
Fiction Series: Ongoing 20 Chapters
Updated Oct 18, 2020 · 47,847 words (174 minutes) · 1 like · 287 views
Marcy's neighbor asks her to be her "sassy best friend." Jasmine has been reading urban fantasy for her thesis and thinks she's a paranormal investigator. At first, Marcy humors her because it beats what's on TV, but then they meet a were-beaver, battle some drones (or fairies?), and Marcy starts to worry about "aiding and abetting." Can this modern Sancho save the town and her Quixote from each other? Note: This novel is a complete draft, but I'm revising chapters before posting them.
Published Oct 11, 2020 · 1,179 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 506 views
In the future, humans commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Singularity Day, the point at which technology accelerated beyond our control and made mortality and global warming quaint relics of the past. But some historians question whether we truly understood what we were giving up when we ceded our fate to faceless algorithms.
Hugo and Locus Award finalist Alec Nevala-Lee is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Analog, Lightspeed, and more. He’s published several novels with Penguin Books, including THE ICON THIEF, and a nonfiction history of the Golden Age of Science Fiction called ASTOUNDING with Dey Street Books/HarperCollins. His forthcoming biography of Buckminster Fuller will be available in 2021.
Published Jul 18, 2020 · 442 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 2 views
When gods meme. This one will be free in my newsletter and un-paywalled here eventually.
Published Jun 29, 2020 · 1,743 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes · 570 views
In retrospect, it was a little odd that all these alien cultures were so similar to humans, with just a face ridge here or a brightly-colored skin tone there to distinguish them as different. To be fair to the hapless humans though, the real explanation could be considered quite far-fetched.
Daniel Roy is a Canadian video game narrative writer and SF author currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. His game credits include A Total War Saga: TROY, Need For Speed Payback, and Eon Altar.
Published May 3, 2020 · 2,044 words (8 minutes) · 207 views
A useful handbook for new employees of SFCO, An excerpt: "Some employees may be asked to fill out a short self-evaluation form, while others may be challenged to fight to the death in the sand pits (on the second floor, just past Gary’s office). Others may be required to write and perform quarterly operettas, declamations, artfully staged writhings, or tragic performances that will play on the heartstrings (only sometimes literally) of supervisory staff."
Published May 1, 2020 · 727 words (3 minutes) · 298 views
The ghosts of two internationally famous space travellers meet up on the Moon--and they intend to change history. Content warning for language.