The Best New Science Fiction (TRSF, Volume 1)

That includes all-new tales through a dozen of the main visionary technology fiction authors writing at the present time, TRSF takes us to twelve attainable worlds of the following day. encouraged via the real-life breakthroughs lined by way of MIT's know-how overview, celebrated writers sign up for the hottest expertise from around the globe to explain what the longer term could have in shop for the net, biotechnology, power, computing, and more.

Illustrated with an unique conceal portray via mythical sci-fi illustrator Chris Foss, the TRSF additionally beneficial properties vintage Foss covers within its pages.


Welcome to the 2011 TRSF, the 1st annual anthology of unique technological know-how fiction tales from MIT’s know-how evaluate. With tales set within the close to destiny from celebrated masters and rising authors, TRSF is our contribution to the culture of “hard” technological know-how fiction. It’s a practice that stretches the entire as far back as Jules Verne, within which writers draw from the slicing edges of engineering and technology, and check out to painting how expertise may possibly strengthen in a manner that futurists, economists, and different down-to-earth pundits can’t.

Because of its emphasis on technical plausibility, difficult technological know-how fiction has been accused within the past—not consistently unfairly—of neglecting plot and personality improvement in want of breathless exposition approximately a few flashy device or astronomical phenomenon. however the tales in those pages turn out that you just don’t need to sacrifice nice writing to assert anything fascinating approximately how the long run could paintings. tough technological know-how fiction has additionally been accused—again, no longer continuously unfairly—of being the jealously guarded protect of typically American males. So, striving for a richer spectrum of viewpoints, we now have selected female and male authors who come from around the globe, together with one author whose paintings is showing for the 1st time in English.

Inspired through the real-world technological breakthroughs lined on-line and in print through know-how assessment, those authors carry you 12 visions of day after today, taking a look at how the web, computing, strength, biotechnology, spaceflight, and extra may well increase, and the way these advancements may possibly impact the folks who've to reside with them. What do you're thinking that of those visions? What applied sciences do you think are going to profoundly remodel how we are living, and might need to be the foundation for a narrative in subsequent year’s TRSF? tell us on-line at

-- Stephen Cass, Editor

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