Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Futures from NATURE

by Rob - November 12th, 2007.
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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 … :)

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