Issue #6 out now!

issue 6 cover-EbookSci Phi is an online science fiction and philosophy magazine. In each issue you will find stories that explore questions of life, the universe and everything and articles that delve into the deep philosophical waters of science fiction universes.

This month we have a somewhat accidentally apocalyptically themed issue for you with

Flash Fiction

  • There’s and App for That by Edward M. Lerner, a story about the changes we are experiencing as technology advances.


  • The Frankenstein Project by Ellen Denton, a tragedy of cybernetics and monkeys
  • The Bottle of Red Zinfandel by Bev Vincent, a tale of a turning point in history and the decisions that come with inventing something unexpected
  • Whispers by David Hallquist, how do you coped with a haunted space station?
  • TN-3970 by Olin Wish, what do you do when the world ends and you need to travel to a far off land?
  • Stunted Re-Live E-Loop by L.P. Melling, what do you do when you can’t get to the exam in time?


  • Understanding Freedom Through Science Fiction by Chris A. Peck, what does it mean to be free and what can future history tell us about it?
  • We are Borg by Jasper Doomen, have we already been assimilated?
  • General Directive #18 by Patrick S. Baker, is genocidal in self defence ever justified?
  • Precious Games by E.J. Shumak, are we getting ahead of ourselves trying to discard tradition or does it play a valuable part in our lives?
  • On Having a Soul: The Murder on a Beach Thought Experiment by Jerffrey A. Corkern, an interesting exercise in intuition about why you have a soul


  • Beyond the Mist continues with our protagonist pushing ever onward and there is a contest at the end of the story for readers

And a book reviews by Peter Sean Bradley and Mike Phelps

Get it now from Amazon (Kindle), Castalia House (MOBI/EPUB) or Createspace (Paper)

Issue #6 cover and submissions news

Check out the cover Cat has done for Issue #6 (complete with ISSN!). Also, I have a bunch of submissions to final read and I will be getting to them, i’ve gotten through some and will send emails on those later this week. Also I have received a bunch of submissions over the last weekContinue Reading

A bunch of news

So I know the site has been quiet for a little while. The sale will continue for a little longer. In other news, I am, as always it seems, a bit behind on submissions but making progress. I am pausing on reading them a bit (but first readers continue) while I finish Issue #6 off.Continue Reading

Some more news

I’ve recently sent a bunch of updates about submissions, unfortunately a number of those were rejections. I’m sorry. I will be continuing to work through the first reader responses (and the stories they have passed on) and get notifications out to everybody. I normally get some time to sit down process stuff on weekends. IfContinue Reading