Republibot Original Fiction
We've got a whole bunch of original Science Fiction stories here, most written specifically for our site, none of 'em available anywhere else on the web. Just click on the crudely-constructed links to check 'em out, and if you're a professional or amateur writer, bear in mind that we're always open for new fiction!
* “And We Were Grey” by Republibot 2.0:
When we become something new, what becomes of what we were?
* “Antarctic Dawn” by Richard Anderson:
A Soviet Missile Sub proves to be the only thing that stands in the way of the extinction of the human race
* "An Unremarkable Day" by Keith Hamilton Cobb
Tyr Anasazi reflects upon his life, his goals, and his situation in a largely abandoned Andromeda Ascendant.
This is the first in a series of Tyr Anasazi stories written by the actor who played the character on TV in the '90s.
* “Bear 2.o” by Tessa Dick:
What happens when the latest high-tech weapons are wiser than we are? http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-bear-20-tessa-dick
* "Bob and the Whale Killer" by Republibots 2.0 and 3.0:
A sort of fishing trip on an alien world ends up going a little too well.
(This is the first published "Redneck Universe" story)
* "Bob and the Cargo of Death" by Republibots 2.0 and 3.0:
There's a reason world-famous engineers with high-functioning Aspergers don't make good spies...
* "Bob and the Monastery of Blood" by Paula Tabor, Republibot 2.0 and Republibot 3.0 (2011)
Political intrigue, religious cults, and murderous alien insects convince Bob that one can run from the bad things in your life, but that doesn't prevent the bad things from chasing you.
Part 4 (Conclusion):
* "Bob and the Allegory of the Cave" by Republibots 2.0 and 3.0:
A water leak, the legacy of a long lost war, and the difficulty of keeping track of your relatives once you involve Einsteinian Relativity
* "Bubba's Burger Barn" by Republibot 3.0 A tale of Opression, Ritualized Rebellion, A Dumb-as-Rocks Naval Officers, chatty robots, Caritas, Time Travel, and, of course, the perils of Fast Food.
* "Climbers" a full-length novel by Chip Haynes http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-climbers-chip-haynes
* "Cult of the Undead" by Republibot 3.0
Wolves in the fold who use the name of God for personal gain are not only a problem in this lives of the living. This is the fourth story in the "Undead" series.
Part 1: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-cult-undead-part-1
Part 2: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-cult-undead-part-2
* “Dog Days” by Republibot 3.0:
The aliens are radical liberals, excepting for that one sticking point… http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-dog-days
* "Draconian Sunset" by Republibot 3.0
The little people with the little lives are the first victim of any war.
Part One: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-draconian-sunset-part-1
Part Two: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-draconian-sunset-conc...
* “Free Are The Stars” by Richard Anderson:
There are those who view any attempt expand the frontier as a personal attack. This story is a prequel to “Visions of Sound”
* "Ice Cream and Venom"
A collection of short stories from our website has been published on Amazon, copies available for only 99 cents. Cheaper than a bag of potato chips at a gas station. Why not support a starving author by following the link to Amazon and buying a copy? http://www.amazon.com/Ice-Cream-Venom-ebook/dp/B004XNLU8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=...
* "If 9 Was 6" by Richard Anderson
In a world of shifting realities, where does one's allegiance really lie?
* “Internal Bleeder” by Republibot 3.0:
There’s a secret on the moon, and in the 1970s, there were people willing to kill or die to keep it.
* "It's Not Rocket Science..." by Republibot 3.0
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is probably just as blind as everyone else
* Just Moments Before The End Of The Age” by Republibot 3.0:
There’s a kind of security in knowing there’s a canary in a coal mine, or signs that a prophecy of doom is about to come true, but what happens when you rely on them too much?
* “Little Note, Nor Long Remember” by Republibot 3.0:
You never get a second chance to make a first trip to the moon. http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-little-note-nor-long-reme...
* "Mechanical Bird of Prey, Sing for your Emperor" by Republibot 3.0.
How do you cope when nature itself turned against you, and, worse yet, nature itself turns out to be unnatural?
Part 1: http://republibot2.nfshost.com/content/original-fiction-mechanical-bird-...
* “Moving Day” by Richard Anderson:
When one world dies, another is born http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-moving-day
* "New York Time Slip" by Richard Anderson (2011)
They don't make Rock and Roll like they used to; and so some time travelers are willing to kill in order to get it.
* "Number One With A Bullet" by Republibot 3.0 (2012)
The difference between being a washed up one-hit-wonder and a superstar is often just a matter of good timing
* "On Sex and Violence" by Keith Hamilton Cobb
Tyr reflects on the psychosexual nature of the Nietzschian species
* "Pecan Pie" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg
You know that old saw about 'Who watches the watchmen?' Well sometimes you're better off if they're just abusing their authority, and not taking their jobs seriously
(2012 Original Fiction Contest Entry)
* "Rapture: 1980" by Republibot 3.0
A poem based on a true story
* “Rebirth” by Charlie Starr:
There is still some hope even in the apocalypse
* "Second Time Around" by K. Garrison Kellogg (2013)
After inventing--and losing--a time machine,Kazhi the Deathless finds himself trapped back in sixth-century Brittany with a clever dragon and a magic warhorse. Part Two of the "Prisoner of Time" series.
* "Set Your Controls for the Heart of the Sun" by Richard Anderson (2011)
Mankind's last, best hope rests on the most dangerous and counter-intuitive engine design in history.
* “Sixty Days Next Year” by Chip Haynes:
What’s left of society after the power runs out?
One man finds out
* "Sloe Eyes* by Republibot 3.0
The story of a sad-eyed gay man from Miami who saves the world, but maybe not this one.
Coming in the last week of december...
* "Star Sheep Enterprise" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg
The high-tech stuff may well get us to new worlds and distant stars, but it's old fashioned animal husbandry that lets us live there.
(2012 Original Fiction Contest Entry)
Part 1: http://republibot2.nfshost.com/content/original-fiction-star-sheep-enter...
(Please note that despite the title, this story is *not* Fan Fiction)
* “Superheroes Are Gay” by Republibot 3.0:
There was always something that bugged me about Superheroes, but I could never quite put my finger on it. Now I can: http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-superheroes-are-gay
* "10.7 Cm" by Cameron McCoy
The success of first serious effort to build a base on the moon hangs entirely on whether the colonists can outsmart nature.
Part 1: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-part-1-cameron-...
Part 2: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-part-2-cameron-...
Part 3: http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-107cm-conclusion-came...
* "The Beautiful Captain Hunt" by Keith Hamilton Cobb.
Tyr Anasazi ruminates upon his relationship with Captain Dylan Hunt.
* "The Day We All Became English" by Republibot 3.0
Probably the most bizarre conspiracy of all time comes to fruition in this, the earliest known of r3's stories.
* “The Man Who Would Not Be King” by Republibot 3.0:
A glance at a happier world right next door where talented people who got what they deserved, and even more talented people who were lucky enough not to.
* "The Paratrooper" by Sheldon Cooper
* "The Taking Tree" by Kevin Long - when bad decisions leave you with no choices http://republibot.com/?q=node/5892
* “The Truth About Lions And Lambs” by Republibot 3.0:
Is a man simply the sum of his memories, or is he something more? Find out in this tale of icky gothic science fiction horror http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-truth-about-lions-and-lambs
* The Trucker by William Allen Avitt (2011)
Be they the wheels on a truck or the wheels of judgement, they just keep on a-turnin'.
* The Undead In Heaven by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
Assume there's life after death. Could there also be death after life after death?
* The Undead At War by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
What better soldier than one who's already dead (mostly) and invulnerable (mostly). But is his mind on his mission, or just on a shelf in a lab somewhere?
* The Undead At Work by Republibot 3.0 (2011)
Death isn't nearly the career impediment that it used to be. If you're a little bit manic depressive, it can even be an advantage
(NOTE: This was our twenty-fourth published original story!)
* “Visions of Sound” by Richard Anderson:
The blind shall see, the deaf shall hear, and the children take their first steps beyond the cradle. This story is a sequel to “Free are the Stars” http://republibot.com/content/original-fiction-visions-sound-richard-and...
* "When the World was Young and I was Old" By Republibot 3.0
Is it fair when everyone else gets a new lease on life, except for you? What about if they've got a really good reason? What if they never bother to explain themselves?
* "Where shall I keep my Heart when I lack a sleeve to wear it on?"
Astronaut Joe Beauchamp finds true love, but will he survive it? And will true love survive him?
* "Whispers in the Void" by Keith Hamilton Cobb
Tyr Anasazi reflects on his first love
* "Yesterday will be Better" by Republibot 3.0 The grass is always greener on the other side of the alternate timeline. But is it really? http://www.republibot.com/content/original-fiction-yesterday-will-be-better