Asp, by Sean T. M. Stiennon

SFReader 2004 Story Contest Second Place Winner In some ways, this tale seems like a “throwback” to the kind of SF story that was popular in the mid to late eighties.  In other ways, the story feels completely new.  And it is new, if only for the fact that the author, …

Pathways, by K. D. Wentworth

SFReader 2004 Story Contest First Place Winner This year, the final judging for the annual SFreader fiction contest was handled a bit differently from previous years.  Webmaster/Publisher Dave Felts helped to finalize the results and each of the eventual winners was given a chance to revise their original submission with a …

The Tinker, by Robert J. Santa

SFReader 2004 Story Contest Third Place Winner Veteran scribe Rob Santa takes Third Place with his “fusion” SF tale – one that only automatons will fail to love.  Then again, part of fiction’s power is to induce powerful emotions in the reader, to break down the more rote (one might …