As promised earlier this year, Microsoft has now released a free ebook title Future Visions. It's an original sci-fi short story collection, featuring new works from a number of well-known science fiction authors, and all of them are based on some of the projects that are being developed by Microsoft Research.
The goal of the collection was to have each author give their own take on what the research projects at Microsoft might turn into in the future:
The stories in the collection include works by Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire and Robert J. Sawyer, along with a short graphic novel by writer Michele Rosenthal and artist Blue Delliquanti. Microsoft says all of the authors had access to the people and projects in their Research division:
Microsoft adds that a limited number of hardcover print copies of Future Visions will be made, but they won't go on sale to the public.
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