FUTURE TENSE FICTION
By Joey Siara
A new short story about trying to short-circuit dependence on technology.
July 21, 2020 | 4:00 pm (EDT)
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Future Tense FictionA series of original science fiction stories crafted by leading authors, exploring how science and technology will change our lives in the future. Each story is paired with a response essay by an expert in a related field.
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- The Truth Is All There Is - By Emily Parker
- Actually Naneen - By Malka Older
- A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar - By Andrew Dana Hudson
- Affordances - By Cory Doctorow
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