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Futures from Nature (2007)

by Henry Gee (Editor)

Other authors: Brian Aldiss (Contributor), Gilles Amon (Contributor), Neal Asher (Contributor), Neal Balding (Contributor), Stephen Baxter (Contributor)94 more, Barrington J. Bayley (Contributor), Greg Bear (Contributor), Gregory Benford (Contributor), Lucy Bergman (Contributor), David Berreby (Contributor), Tobias S. Buckell (Contributor), John L. Casti (Contributor), Arthur Chrenkoff (Contributor), Arthur C. Clarke (Contributor), Jack Cohen (Contributor), Ron Collins (Contributor), Brenda Cooper (Contributor), Kathryn Cramer (Contributor), Jeff Crook (Contributor), Penelope Kim Crowther (Contributor), Roland Denison (Contributor), Paul Di Filippo (Contributor), Cory Doctorow (Contributor), David Eagleman (Contributor), Greg Egan (Contributor), Warren Ellis (Contributor), Michael Garrett Farrelly (Contributor), John M. Ford (Contributor), James Alan Gardner (Contributor), John Gilbey (Contributor), Jim Giles (Contributor), Hiromi Goto (Contributor), Nicola Griffith (Contributor), Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Contributor), Eileen Gunn (Contributor), Joe Haldeman (Contributor), Peter F. Hamilton (Contributor), Harry Harrison (Contributor), Jeff Hecht (Contributor), Frederic Heeren (Contributor), Tom Holt (Contributor), Nalo Hopkinson (Contributor), Gwyneth Jones (Contributor), Ellen Klages (Contributor), Jim Kling (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Larissa Lai (Contributor), Geoffrey A. Landis (Contributor), David Langford (Contributor), Reinaldo José Lopes (Contributor), Ian R. MacLeod (Contributor), Ken MacLeod (Contributor), Elizabeth Malartre (Contributor), David Marusek (Contributor), Neil Mathur (Contributor), Paul McAuley (Contributor), Jack McDevitt (Contributor), Vonda N. McIntyre (Contributor), Donna McMahon (Contributor), Robert A. Metzger (Contributor), Paul Steven Miller (Contributor), Syne Mitchell (Contributor), Michael Moorcock (Contributor), Oliver Morton (Contributor), Euan Nisbet (Contributor), Salvador Nogueira (Contributor), Gareth Owens (Contributor), Ashley Pellegrino (Contributor), Frederick Pohl (Contributor), Mike Resnick (Contributor), Alastair Reynolds (Contributor), Peter Roberts (Contributor), Kim Stanley Robinson (Contributor), Justina Robson (Contributor), Benjamin Rosenbaum (Contributor), Rudy Rucker (Contributor), Robert J. Sawyer (Contributor), Catherine H. Shaffer (Contributor), Biren Shah (Contributor), Robert Silverberg (Contributor), Dan Simmons (Contributor), Joan Slonczewski (Contributor), Paul Smaglik (Contributor), Norman Spinrad (Contributor), Bruce Sterling (Contributor), Ian Stewart (Contributor), Charles Stross (Contributor), Igor Teper (Contributor), Scarlett Thomas (Contributor), Joan D. Vinge (Contributor), Vernor Vinge (Contributor), Theo von Hohenheim (Contributor), Ian Watson (Contributor), Matt Weber (Contributor), Scott Westerfeld (Contributor), Ian Whates (Contributor), Heather M. Whitney (Contributor), Robert Charles Wilson (Contributor), K. Erik Ziemelis (Contributor)

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This collection could have probably been trimmed down a bit. Even though all the stories are relatively short, I'd recommend just reading a few at time, or they all begin to blur and lose their individuality, so to speak. ( )
  JonathanGorman | Nov 11, 2011 |
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"With about 100 stories to go through, it's a great way to try out different authors and ideas. It's really a tasting menu of science fiction. The short format is great for exposing you to as many authors as possible, and it also allows them to dabble in ideas that might not warrant a novel or aren't quite fully developed yet.

The short format is also why it took me so long to read. I originally thought it would be a breeze to read through, since the stories were so short. But because there's so little space, each story is incredibly dense. They have express an entire world within two pages, so a lot of things can't be fully explained and have to be puzzled out from the little context that is there. Sometimes a world doesn't start to make sense until the very end of a story, which means I end up going back and rereading it to pull it together as a whole." ( )
1 vote lampbane | Jun 11, 2009 |
An excellent collection for lovers of good science fiction stories - who also have a very short attention span. The stories, originally published in the prestigious science *fact* journal Nature, never covered more than one page in the journal, and rarely more than two in this volume. Without exception, each contribution is engrossing, thought-provoking, and great fun.
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Considered purely as an exercising in finding out what sort of thing captures the imagination of a working scientist, this is a fantastic little journey.
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Here are 100 very short stories on the subject of the future and what it might be like. 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:52 -0400)

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Presenting 100 short stories about the future and what it might be like, this book features the work of scientists, journalists and many famous science-fiction writers, and includes satires, vignettes, science articles, and pieces of journalism.

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