Monday, November 12, 2007

Futures from NATURE

Tomorrow -- Tuesday, November 13, 2007 -- Tor Books releases Futures from NATURE, edited by Henry Gee, an anthology of 100 short-short science-fiction stories first published in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science.

The anthology contains my story "The Abdication of Pope Mary III" (which first appeared in Nature's 6-12 July 2000 issue).

In its starred review of the anthology, denoting a work of exceptional merit, Publishers Weekly singles out only four of the 100 stories (in alphabetical order by author's last name, the sequence in which they appear in the book):
A sampling of the treasures illustrates their remarkable range: Gregory Benford's poignant "A Life with a Semisent" explores the human need for love; Paul McCauley's "Meat" tackles the nasty human trick of twisting technology to immoral purposes; Robert Sawyer faces religion with the gobsmacking "Abdication of Pope Mary III"; and Ian Watson lets fly with his hilarious "Nadia's Nectar," one of the best bathroom tales around.
Now, if I could only find some way to also make an appearance in Science, the other big scientific journal, my life would be complete ... :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At November 12, 2007 9:59 PM , Blogger S.M.D. said...

This sounds very interesting. I've added it to my Amazon wishlist. Maybe I'll get it for Christmas :)

At September 17, 2008 11:52 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Actually, my concluding comment above about "if only I could find a way to appear in Science" was a bit coy ... 'cause at the time I wrote this blog entry I already knew that I had an editorial coming up in that esteemed journal. :)


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