I thought I’d post some recommended reading as my science fiction writing class and I work our way through it. This semester I’m only assigning work that can be found online so y’all can follow along, if you like.
This week, I assigned stories that are basal to their genres — meaning that they work within genre expectations to tell a good story.
I think some of these stories are better than others. In this group, “Flat Diane” is the standout in my opinion, and “Two Hearts” is not really to my taste. However, all the stories are worth reading.
Science fiction — “Sergeant Chip by Bradley Denton
Fantasy – “Two Hearts” by Peter Beagle
Horror – “Flat Diane” by Daniel Abraham (audio only)