13 Sci-Fi Short Stories You Can Read Over Your Lunch Break

There’s something so satisfying about absorbing an entire narrative in one sitting. That's why we love these incredible tales.

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"Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy

"Bloodchild" by Octavia E. Butler

"When It Changed" by Joanna Russ

"The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke

"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes 

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin

"Slow Tuesday Night" by R.A. Lafferty

"Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang

"Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience" by Rebecca Roanhorse 

"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury

"Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

"The Red Thread," by Sofia Samatar

"Spider the Artist" by Nnedi Okorafor