Futures from Nature

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Futures from Nature

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Description

Edited by Henry Gee.

Includes a story by College at Brockport alumna and former faculty member Nancy Kress: Product development.

"100 speculative fictions from the pages of the leading science journal."--From cover.

"Here are 100 very short stories on the subject of the future and what it might be like. These pieces were originally published in the great science journal Nature between 1999 and 2006, as one-page features that proved very popular with readers. The authors include scientists, journalists, and many of the most famous SF writers in the world. Futures from Nature includes everything from satires and vignettes to compressed stories and fictional book reviews, science articles, and journalism, in eight-hundred word modules. All of them are entertaining and as a group they are a startling repository of ideas and attitudes about the future. Appearing in book form fo the first time, these one hundred pieces were originally published in the great science journal, Nature, between 1999 and 2006, as one-page features. That proved very popular with the readers of the journal. This is a unique book, by scientists and writers, of interest to any reader who might like to speculate about the future. With stories from:Arthur C. Clarke; Bruce Sterling; Charles Stross; Cory Doctorow; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Oliver Morton; Ian Macleod; Rudy Rucker; Greg Egan; Stephan Baxter; Barrington J. Bayley; Brian Stableford; Frederik Pohl; Vernor Vinge; Nancy Kress, Michael Moorcock, Vonda N. McIntyr; Kim Stanley Robinson; John M. Ford; and eighty more."--Publisher.

ISBN

0765318067

Publication Date

2008

Publication Information

320 pages ; 21 cm.

New York : Tor, 2008, c2007.

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America

Department

English

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PS648.S3 F936 2008

CONTENTS: Introduction: nostalgia for the future / Henry Gee -- Cognitive ability and the light bulb / Brian Aldiss -- Don't imitate / Gilles Amon -- Check elastic before jumping / Neal Asher -- Twenty2 / Nate Balding -- Under Martian ice / Stephen Baxter -- Party smart card / Barrington J. Bayley -- Ram shift phase 2 / Greg Bear -- A life with a semisent / Gregory Benford -- Damned if you don't / Lucy Bergman -- The punishment fits the crime / David Berreby -- Toy planes / Tobias S. Buckell -- A concrete example / J. Casti [and others] -- The aching of Dion Harper / Arthur Chrenkoff -- Improving the neighborhood / Arthur C. Clarke -- Omphalosphere: New York 2057 / Jack Cohen -- Picasso's cat / Ron Collins -- My grandfather's river / Brenda Cooper -- Sandcastles: a dystopia / Kathryn Cramer -- Adam's hot dogs at the end of the world / Jeff Crook -- The party's over / Penelope Kim Crowther -- Transport of delight / Roland Denison -- The perfect lover / Paul DiFilippo -- Printcrime / Cory Doctorow -- A brief history of death switches / David Eagleman -- Only connect / Greg Egan -- At the zoo / Warren Ellis -- The liquidators / Michael Garrett Farrelly -- In the days of the comet / John M. Ford -- Ars longa, vita brevis / James Alan Gardner -- Are we not men? / Henry Gee -- It never rains in VR / John Gilbey -- Gordy gave me your name / Jim Giles -- Nostalgia / Hiromi Goto -- Spawn of Satan? / Nicola Griffith -- Take over / Jon Courtenay Grimwood -- Speak, geek / Eileen Gunn -- Heartwired / Joe Haldeman -- The forever kitten / Peter F. Hamilton -- The road to the year 3000 / Harry Harrison -- Operation Tesla / Jeff Hecht -- Making the sale / Fredric Heeren -- Subpoenaed in Syracuse / Tom Holt -- Men sell not such in any town / Nalo Hopkinson -- Total internal reflection / Gwyneth Jones -- Ringing up baby / Elen Klages -- Semi-autonomous / Jim Kling -- Product development / Nancy Kress -- I love liver: a romance / Larissa Lai -- Avatars in space / Geoffrey A. Landis -- COMP. BASILISK FAQ / David Langford -- Gathering of the clans / Reinaldo José Lopes -- Taking good care of myself / Ian R. MacLeod -- Undead again / Ken MacLeod -- Words, words, words / Elisabeth Malartre -- My morning glory / David Marusek -- Don't mention the "F" word / Neil Mathur -- Meat / Paul McAuley -- The candidate / Jack McDevitt -- A modest proposal for the perfection of nature / Vonda N. McIntyre -- The Republic of George's Island / Donna McMahon -- The stars my incarnation / Robert A. Metzger -- The computiful game / Paul Steven Miller -- Oscar night, 2054 / Syne Mitchell -- The visible men / Michael Moorcock -- The Albian message / Oliver Morton -- Photons do not lie / Euan Nisbet -- Stranger in the night / Salvador Nogueira -- Tick-tock curly-wurly / Gareth Owens -- Daddy's slight miscalculation / Ashley Pellegrino -- Brain drain / Frederik Pohl -- Great unreported discoveries no. 163 / Mike Resnick -- Feeling rejected / Alastair Reynolds -- The trial of Jeremy Owens / Peter Roberts -- Prometheus unbound, at last / Kim Stanley Robinson -- Dreadnought / Justina Robson -- Falling / Benjamin Rosenbaum -- Panpsychism proved / Rudy Rucker -- The abdication of Pope Mary III / Robert J. Sawyer -- The charge-up man / Catherine H. Shaffer -- From the desk of Jarrod Foster / Biren Shah -- Pluto story / Robert Silverberg -- Madame Bovary, c'est moi / Dan Simmons -- Tuberculosis bacteria join UN / Joan Slonczewski -- For he on honeydew hath fed ... / Paul Smaglik -- A man of the theater / Norman Sprinrad -- Ivory tower / Bruce Sterling -- Play it again, Psam / Ian Stewart -- MAXO signals / Charles Stross -- Golden year / Igor Teper -- Paratext / Scarlett Thomas -- Murphy's cat / Joan D. Vinge -- Win a nobel prize! / Vernor Vinge -- A leap of faith / Theo von Hohenheim -- Nadia's nector / Ian Watson -- Statler pulchrifex / Matt Weber -- All is not lost / Scott Westerfeld -- The key / Ian Whates -- The godmother protocols / Heather M. Whitney -- The great good-bye / Robert Charles Wilson -- Pigs on the wing / K. Erik Ziemelis.