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The volunteer-run science fiction review website The Science Fact & Fiction Concatenation has teamed up with the leading multi-disciplinary science journal Nature to reproduce some of its short stories. Nature is best known for the publication of cutting edge science research papers. Less well known is that each week its inside back page carries a short science fiction story written by a professional SF author, science writer or research scientist. This series of SF Futures stories has won a European (Eurocon) SF Awards from the European SF Society in 2005. There are 51 of these a year but unless you subscribe to Nature you may not easily be able to see these remarkable works. However now, once a season (spring, summer and autumn), a story will be posted on the The Science Fact & Fiction Concatenation website.
This service is being launched at Easter with the posting of four stories to cover 2005 seasons and this spring. These are:
- ”What’s expected of us” by Ted Chiang
Sending signals through time is fun but there is a down side…
- ”Are we not men” by Henry Gee
It turns out that the human family is quite large…
- ”Perchance to dream” by Robert A. Metzger
Out of sight, out of mind. Reality and illusion can catch up with you when old…
- ”Maxo signals” by Charles Stross
There is a new and unfortunate solution to the Fermi paradox. The aliens are there but better not return their call.
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