Here are three flash science fiction stories collected in one volume for the first time. (Flash fiction is the name given to ultra-short stories of 1000 words or less.) These stories were originally published by the British science journal Nature in their Futures series of original one-page sci-fi stories.
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Not since William Gibson and Bruce Sterling galvanized science fiction in the 1980s has the emergence of a new writer been heralded with such acclaim as that attending David Marusek, whose brilliant first novel, Counting Heads, appeared to rave reviews in 2005. But Marusek did not come out of nowhere. Aficionados of the genre had already taken…
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About the Author: David Marusek spins quirky tales of science fiction in a little cabin outside Fairbanks, Alaska. He is the winner of the Sturgeon and Endeavour Awards for science fiction, and his work has been translated into ten foreign languages.
"David Marusek, showing a potentially volatile synergy of technology and human foibles, is a writer who gives the impression that he's been to the future, seen it work, and has come back to tell us all about it." –Locus
“I think Marusek could be the one sci- fi writer in a million with the potential to make an increasingly indifferent audience care about the genre again, and he could do it without compromising his voice or dumbing down his subject matter.” —Dave Itzkoff New York Times Book Review