Read all five finalists' stories now. The winner will be announced on April 17, Scale of Comfort by J. Strawberries by Terri Monture Toronto, Ont.
Is it possible to write a story that is set after the singularity when humans have effectively become gods? The creation of vastly superior new minds will have one of two consequences. Either humanity will be left in the dust A news reporter finds herself aboard a passenger Zeppelin that might — perhaps — have been turned into a weapon of terror.
No one will listen — not the government or the Zep company. No one, that is, except a semi-random band of amateurs, scattered around the globe. The Blackjack Generation an excerpt from Existence Here's an ' Interlidolude ' from Existence that describes how we will keep our 'machine mind' offspring loyal to us humans.
The Logs included in Insistence of Vision How to endure the unendurable? Hear daughter Ari Brin read David's poignant short story in the latest Novum podcast.
It was originally included in Shadows of the New Sun stories inspired by the vision of Gene Wolfeed. Mooney and Bill Fawcett. Temptation a novella from the Uplift Universe " Temptation " read chapter 1 for free here first appeared in Robert Silverberg's anthology Far Horizons: This work features the adventures of a female dolphin on Jijo who must escape from two of her own kind and then penetrate a deeply dangerous ancient secret.
This novella answers several unresolved riddles left over from Heaven's Reach. Tank Farm Dynamo an unabashedly old-fashioned hard SF story Can a science fiction story alter the course of something ponderous, like the space program?
What if we found the nerve, the spirit and daring to use every resource — including those that NASA simply threw away — using science and technology as the central problem-solvers Available for purchase at Amazon's kindle Shoresteading an excerpt from Existence Another novella-excerpt from Existence tells the story of a brave Chinese man trying to make a life in the flooded boundaries of Shanghai, who stumbles upon a great and terrible discovery, in " Shoresteading " read for free here.
Those Eyes those little green men! For a more scientific and technical approach to this issue, look at my SETI page. Gorilla My Dreams set in the Uplift Universe In this humorous story set in the Uplift Universe, chimpanzees and dolphins are helping humans choose the next species for uplift when powerful alien starships arrive to wipe out all life on Earth.
In this parallel world, the Nazis narrowly avoid defeat when they are championed by the gods of the Norse Pantheon. This story was later expanded into an award-winning graphic novel The Life Eaterswith artwork by Scott Hampton. Pak's Preschool chilling and plausible What if education could be extended into the womb?
Will we get brilliant, well-balanced babies? Pak's Preschool" explores the bright and very dark possibilities when science meddles in the most intimate human act — bearing and delivering a child. Available for purchase on Apple's iTunesAmazon's kindle Bubbles galaxies are bubbles In " Bubbles ," galaxies are not evenly distributed through expanding space.
The "universe" is full of holes, emptiness, and Serena is stranded within that great emptiness. Will she spend eternity staring at unreachable galaxies strung at the fringes of monstrous cavities like flickers on the surface of a soap bubble?
The September issue Lightspeed Magazine which originally published "Bubbles" also offers an audio recording of "Bubbles" read by science fiction great Harlan Ellison. Toujours Voir and more micro-stories " Toujours Voir " is a specialty micro-story exactly words long — which has been written in the logical artificial language "lojban" then translated into English.
It's an experiment in how complex an idea can be conveyed in the smallest number of words. In the mood for more micro-stories? In this Contrary Brin blog post David Brin published two new word stories.If you’re new to my blog, and want to know the full story, I sugest you start reading here.
Third Prize, Literal Latte Essay Award. I’m not an expert on brain injury. I am a person who has one. It was an accident — the accident of a drunk with a truck.
In his essay on "The Rocking-Horse Winner," W. D. Snodgrass presented an interpretation that has become the jumping-off point for many of the later analyses of the story. Snodgrass's essay considers the socio-economic, religious, and, especially, the sexual aspects of the story, focusing on Lawrence's use of symbols.
A comprehensive, coeducational Catholic High school Diocese of Wollongong - Albion Park Act Justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God Micah - An Article, a Short Story, and a Poem This paper will analyze and compare an article, a short story, and a poem according to; audience, purpose, context, ethics, and stance.
The article “Under the Volcano” is written by Jack McClintock and is the most informative. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence is a wonderful story which consists of suspense and horror. The story takes place in England in the years after the First World War.
The places include a home in London (London’s Richmond Park), and the Lincoln Racecourse in Lincoln.