Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Read Only Wednesday - Future Visions: Original Science Fiction inspired by Microsoft #scifi

Read only Wednesday is when I highlight a book I've just read, am about to read, or (as in most cases lately) something I've just added to my TBR pile. This week's book is a slight oddity. Having spotted it on Twitter my curiosity was piqued. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with Microsoft that I'm not about to go into, but an ebook inspired by Microsoft? Interesting enough (and free at time of posting) that I decided to pick it up.


Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

Future Visions features contributions from:

Elizabeth Bear
Greg Bear
David Brin
Nancy Kress
Ann Leckie
Jack McDevitt
Seanan McGuire
Robert J. Sawyer
…along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho.

These are some of today’s most visionary creators—and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.

Interesting warning: Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download (note from me - I had no such trouble)

Amazon US (also available at other digital retailers)


  1. My mind draws a complete blank on what science fiction inspired by Microsoft might be. The list of authors certainly sounds intriguing, though.

    1. Yeah, it's...odd, but as you say, some big names there. Hoping to read it over Christmas.


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