This book brings together 97 short stories that seek to answer the question ‘what will the future look like?' First published in the leading science journal Nature, these 900-word tales come from scientists, journalists and many of the most famous SF writers in the world.
Initially published in book form as Futures from Nature, this is the first time this collection has been available as an eBook. A unique blend of satires, vignettes, fictional book reviews, science articles and journalism, Nature Futures offers an eclectic mix of ideas and attitudes about the future.
With contributions from: Arthur C. Clarke; Bruce Sterling; Charles Stross; Cory Doctorow; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Oliver Morton; Ian Macleod; Rudy Rucker; Greg Egan; Stephan Baxter; Frederik Pohl; Vernor Vinge; Nancy Kress, Michael Moorcock, Vonda N. McIntyre; Kim Stanley Robinson; John M. Ford; and 79 more.
“The stories are just the right length for those brief interludes with which life abounds. They come from a highly respectable science journal (Hey, "Nature "published the Watson & Crick paper that spelled out the structure of DNA and won a Nobel Prize).Therefore, QED, this SF is highly respectable too! It won’t a hurt a bit that the stories are good as well.”
"“Worthwhile for anyone. A satisfying selection…occasionally quite profound. This book does just what we hope for.”
"—Locus" (Rich Horton)
“Giant leaps into the future in delectably palatable tiny packages.”
"—Publishers Weekly" (starred review)