Brian Biswas

Brian Biswas has been published in the United States as well as internationally. He has published several dozen short stories over the past decade. His short story A Betrayal was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2000. Novel excerpt The Last Photon was selected Web Short of the Day by fictiondaily.org in 2011. He is listed in the International Writers and Authors Who’s Who, Marquis Who’s Who, and the Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

Stories by Brian Biswas

Mercury

Illustrated by Betsy Streeter

Because the surface of Mercury is as hot as molten lead, its inhabitants live underground. It has an atmosphere, though, and properly suited up one can live on the surface for brief periods of time. The planet is heavily cratered, much like Earth’s moon. It has cliffs the color of ochre that extend as much as …


Marooned in the Tarantula Nebula

Illustrated by Cait Maloney

“Bring her in slowly,” the captain said. “We don’t want any surprises.” The Saratoga was a ten-ton vessel, fast and eminently maneuverable, with a propulsion system that was top-of-the-line. It was the first ship to visit the Tarantula Nebula and the crew was well-aware of the momentousness of the event. It had been an eight-month voyage, uneventful, …


Inversion

Illustrated by Christine Stoddard

“Dreams are corporeal in nature,” James said. “A manifestation of the other world breaking through.” The psychiatrist, who had been writing feverishly on a yellow notepad, paused. “You mean that dreams are an expression of the subconscious mind, one’s thoughts and desires as they bubble to the surface.” “No,” said James slowly. “That is not what I meant.” …