What Are The Weirdest Strangest Stories Written by Your Favorite Writers ?

BAYLOR

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The Sombrus Tower by Tanith Lee A Knight seeks the this tower even after being told it will be his doom and as dooms go this one is quite interesting.:)
 

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Philip K. Dick has a lot of weirdness but one short story of his that struck me as a particularly weird presentation of an idea was “The Trouble with Bubbles.”

Premise is that a popular hobby is building small, self-contained universes, kind of like keeping an aquarium or terrarium, and hobbyists compete for awards. Narrator attends a competition and is horrified to see winner smash her creation after taking the prize.
 

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"Understanding Time and Space" by Alastair Reynolds has to be up there. (Stranded astronaut achieves transendance after the end of Humanity, with the help of Elton John.)
 

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Mage & Demon Queen by Color_LES (A mage has a lifelong obsession with the Queen of Demons and ravage of humanity, who accidentally saved her from slaveholders when burning a city. Her best friend has a kink for snake people. They kick butt together while trying to attain the unattainable but look normal to their hero-trainers.)
 

BAYLOR

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Philip K. Dick has a lot of weirdness but one short story of his that struck me as a particularly weird presentation of an idea was “The Trouble with Bubbles.”

Premise is that a popular hobby is building small, self-contained universes, kind of like keeping an aquarium or terrarium, and hobbyists compete for awards. Narrator attends a competition and is horrified to see winner smash her creation after taking the prize.

Upon The Dull Earth by Philip K Dick comes to mind.:)
 

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