Week 1, Story 58 by @piratemoggy and @JimTheSG

This story is about jobs. It is also about the ever increasing likelihood that they will be taken over by computers and/or robots. It is a dark echo of a potential future. It also includes on of my favourite sentences to grace SFSwap thus far: Describing human endeavour as “the sheer fucking persistence of a species of hairless fucking disasters.” That sentence is a real keeper.

Week 1, Story 48 by @tom_mendelsohn and @ewasr

This story features one of my favourite tropes: dilapidated tech that is somehow still working on autopilot. @tom_mendelsohn’s description of an automated defence-grid falling apart at the seams is both charming and endearing. I just want to hug those poor...

Week 1, Story 45 by @mattround and @wheatles

This one’s a corker of a crime story, with a bit of a noir flair. It’s got mystery. It’s got suspense. It’s got a slightly unhinged baddie. It’s also got a dog. (I like dogs.) the fact that all of this is somehow crammed into the word...

Week 1, Story 26 – @problemsdog & @mattround

WOOooOOOOooOOOOO! RULES STALIN wishes to offer you a FRIGHTENING HALLOWEEN TREAT involving SENTIENT DOORS! The story below is a perfect example of a prompt being assigned to exactly the person for the job – the prompt from @mattround was delightfully whimsical...

Week 1, Story 11 – @dedbutdrmng & @aspeed

You’ll love this one. It’s essentially Wall-E by way of Terminator 2 and Red Dwarf, and @aspeed’s prompt has been treated with the definite tinge of Douglas Adams humour it was asking for.  @Dedbutdrmng has – like many #SFSwap authors –...