I haven't seen much science fiction, odd stories, fantasy, and horror here at Six Sentences, much more literary fiction and drama than anything else. Are the former genres just more popular elsewhere? Not really the focus here? Welcome here, just haven't had many submissions? Something else?
Fred, check out my stuff. There's a complete list of my Sixes on my profile page here. I do quite a bit of sci-fi and horror.
Check out "Moon Dust", "Keeping Secrets", "Replodia", "Recalled", and "I Do This For You" as examples of sci-fi.
And for horror check out "Save One For Yourself", "Turn Me On, Turn Me On, Mr. Dead Man", "Sing Me A Song, Mr. Dead Man", "They Only Come Out At Night", "The Monster Is Loose", and "Between Heaven and Hell."
I've always been a fan of science fiction, but probably less so of fantasy. I suppose that's due to my scientific training. One good definition of science is that the fact is inevitably more astounding than the fiction. I'm forever in awe of the thought that much of what I am made of was cooked up in some long dead star billions of years ago.
But fiction opens doors for a tentative peek into the unknown, includes all the fantasy and horror and wonder you can think of, preparing you for the gobsmack mode you'll enter when the truth bursts forth.
I recently read a book about the 'End of Science', saying there was little more to be discovered ....... (it's been done before). Back to the drawing board on that one I think....
That isn't a sunspot, if you expand the picture you'll find it's the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble telescope. In themselves fantastic, but consider this, they are a few hundred kilometres away, and the sun is about 150 million kilometres away.
Is it any wonder ancient humans thought the Sun was a god?