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Near-future science fiction takes place in the present day or in the next few decades. Elements of the setting should be familiar to the reader, and the technology may be current or in development. Stories about nanotechnology or genetics often fall into this category.
“ I never thought I would choose a place like this. That I would even consider giving up my existence, to lie in a bed of lies. I never expected a lot of things to happen in my life. I try not to think about anything at all. Especially not how I become this; a man without hope. A man without dreams. ”
“ My name is Alex Johansson, and I am a man who chose this. I chose to give up my body. To become lost in a dream. To never wake up again. Except that I did. ”
...February 16, 2012 to March 15, 2012...
[close] ...February 16, 2012 to March 15, 2012...
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Interested in answering questions about my writing, my books, and anything else that interests t…more
[close] Interested in answering questions about my writing, my books, and anything else that interests the goodreads community. I'm excited to get to know all of you as well.
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[close] Every January, there is a literary seminar in Key West, Florida. Wonderful authors are invited. I'm reading through books by this year's seminar authors. They include Doug Coupland, Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Gary Shteyngart, Valerie Martin and others. I'd like book recommendations from others attending the seminar in 2012.
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[close] Two days ago, astronomers found Gliese 832c, what is probably the first discovered Second Earth. Since it's only 16 light years away, we have the Gemini Planetary Imager to study its atmosphere to see if the planet is cool enough for life and if it has water. If the answer to both is yes, we have our fist living planet, our first Second Earth. We could know tomorrow. We will know by 2016. What happens then? Few have explored what happens the moment after we learn we are not alone? What happens when we learn that UFO's "are real"? What happens if we find we are surrounded by more than a few civilizations? How will we change confronted by an interstellar future that's decades ahead of us?
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