Category Archives: Science Fiction

“Double Date,” a reading by Angel Martinez.

Angel Martinez, herself a fine author, does a weekly reading on Fridays on a podcast on her website. While you’re there, check out some of her other features; loads of fun and information! Here, she gives a reading of one … Continue reading

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Something for Shakespeare’s Birthday by Jeff Baker (April 23, 1564.)

People are celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday (probably April 23, 1864) in this strangest of years. Shakespeare himself lived in strange, dangerous times, so I think this is appropriate. My offering of fiction here is something of an alternate history, riffing on … Continue reading

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Finishing Stuff; a Progress Report by Jeff Baker, 4/19/20. (Note; I haven’t finished anything!)

April 19, 2020 I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t start any new story until I’d finished what I was working on. Largely, I’ve kept to that, except for a few starting paragraphs that I typed up … Continue reading

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Along Comes a Steampunk Spider. April 2020’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker

Note: The prompts for the April Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (thanks Cait Gordon!) were a steampunk story involving a spider set at an apothecary. I send my thanks to Jan Grape for her input and suggestions which made the story … Continue reading

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Futuristic High-Rise for Friday Flash Fics, April 2, 2020, by Jeff Baker.

  Exeunt From A Silver High Rise: A Gentlewoman Steps Forward By Jeff Baker   Author’s Note: This week’s picture, a futuristic tower, made me think of a corporate high-rise and The Jetsons. And I’d been thinking of Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Short Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) edited by Basil Davenport. Reviewed by Jeff Baker (Part Four.)

Basil Davenport’s “Invisible Men.” (Part Four.) Sturgeon and O’Brien. By Jeff Baker A Topical Note: While I highly recommend this anthology, I would ask that you forgo buying it on Amazon, as their employees are currently (as of March 31, … Continue reading

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Short-Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) Edited by Basil Davenport. Part Three. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men (Part Three) Slesar and LeBlanc By Jeff Baker   Continuing my review of the stories in the 1960 anthology “Invisible Men,” edited by Basil Davenport. As promised last time; two tales of mystery. “The Invisible Prisoner” … Continue reading

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Short Stories from “Invisible Men,” 1960; Edited by Basil Davenport. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men; a review by Jeff Baker Part One: London, Collier, Pratt, Wells and de Camp   I stumbled across Basil Davenport’s 1960 paperback anthology “Invisible Men” around 1975, at a used bookstore in Albuquerque, NM. I’ve liked … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up! “Impact Zone” by Jeff Baker for Friday Flash Fics (February 28, 2020.)

Impact Zone By Jeff Baker   “Wow! Look at that sky!” Kendrick said, hoisting his surfboard a little higher as he walked along the beach. “Yeah,” Brent said, balancing his board under his arm. “Think this is the place?” “Just … Continue reading

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Day Of the Dark Earth; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker (February 21, 2020)

The Day of the Dark Earth By Jeff Baker I had my first kiss when I was sixteen years old under the Greek columns in the middle of summer. I remember the place; there aren’t a lot of Greek columns … Continue reading

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