Microsoft will publish an original sci-fi short story anthology to promote its research projects
Microsoft is promoting its advanced research efforts in a rather unique way. The company has announced plans to release an original ebook science fiction short story anthology titled Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft. The collection will be released in a number of ebook retailers on November 17.
Here's how Microsoft describes the short story collection:
Some of the authors that have written stories for the collection include Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire and Robert J. Sawyer. Pricing for the book has yet to be announced. It will be interesting to see if devices and services like Microsoft HoloLens, Kinect, Cortana and others will appear in these stories.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab); Via: WinBeta
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Also; where's Peter F Hamilton? His stuff is about as whizz bang halo like as it gets! High tech fiction without being too hard, string narratives, suspense, intrigue and ai's that would quell Cortana, no rampant tendencies, just boss. The man is an underrated genius.