Short Tales from the Mothership

Nov 8, 2023
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Attention fellow futurists, intrepid inventors, time-travelers and soothsayers, the Mothership is taking flight once again! This sci-fi micro-fiction event is inspired by sci-fi magazine editor George Hay. In the 1970s, Hay asked authors—including Arthur C. Clarke, the namesake of UC San Diego’s Clarke Center—to submit short stories that would fit on a postcard. Likewise, Short Tales from the Mothership invites participants to submit short stories inspired by UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library, designed by the much-admired architect William Pereira.

To participate, send a sci-fi, fantasy or horror story with 250 words or fewer to Scott Paulson ( by November 1, 2023. At the event, you will have the opportunity to read your entry or have your work read aloud for you.

If you enjoy creative writing or hearing original short stories, you won’t want to miss this sci-fi micro-fiction event. 

Scott Paulson

Image Credit: Erik Jepsen / UC San Diego