Week 1, Story 27 – @captainraz & @wobbington

Some #SFSwap stories are dark. Some delve deep into hard science, and harder questions about being human. Altogether, lots of them leave you with a stimulating sense of unease. Not so this little treat from @captainraz & @wobbington, which is a straight up tribute...

Week 1, Story 17 – @amuchmoreexotic & @frogcroakley

You might want to sit down with a cup of tea for this one; it’s immense. RULES STALIN is fascinated by the idea of alien religions, so he threw this prompt into the pack to see what would happen. The result, by @amuchmoreexotic, is one of my favourite #SFSwap...

Week 1, Story 16 – @allwrongthink & @mikeisbrill

This prompt by @mikebrill was beautifully brutal (brutiful?) in its simplicity, and I knew it was going to lead to something fun. It could not have fallen into better hands than @allwrongthink. The story that follows is deliciously overloaded on a conceptual level, in...

Week 1, Story 13 – @kendersrule & @tom_mendelsohn

Ah, the mysteries of Love! Trainwrecks like Interstellar might lead one to believe the subject is best left to the Literary genre, but here’s a lovely bit of old-school space opera by @Kendersrule that tackles the issue AND uses the word...

Week 1, Story 8 – @afrohorses & @Sasooli

There’s something very British about the tone of this #SFSwap entry – @afrohorses has very much gone full on with the psychological connotations of @sasooli’s setting, and there’s a horrible inevitability to the story in more ways than one. As...

Week 1, Story 1 – @frogcroakley & @gileadamit

Our first #SFSwap story is my own, and – in an unconscionable act of corruption – was plucked from the list of prompts before the randomisation process because I loved it so much. @Gileadamit’s prompt was pure pulp, and gave me a free pass to spew...