TECH FICTION

Take the latest technologies.
Stir in drama. Rinse. Repeat.



NEW: 2080 ('07)


Technology has moved forward 72 years, but President Bartoliís troubles are straight out of the past. 280AD to be precise.

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Short Shorts


Tech Fiction with an expiration date: Ultra-short stories about technology news-of-the-day

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Moving Pictures ('05)


A band of Garage CGI Spielbergs, a Machinima movie and Hollywood's establishment

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Trojan Horses ('03)


P2P networks, portable digital media, the MPAA, Brooklyn Technical High School, the US government and terrorism

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It's a mash-up world: We Tell Stories

We're digging the evolution of writing in this mashup of short story and Google Maps at We Tell Stories, "digital fiction from Penguin Books".

We have to confess that with a little more time we'd love to do this for our last Tech Fiction, 2080. Maybe it would look a little something like this:
"In the designated spot just inside the breakwater at the far end of one of the rare Emirates beaches not deemed worthy of development, Xi Na sat in silence in the cockpit of her sub. Miraculously, her maiden voyage had gone without hitch. It was just past midnight local time. The time for the agreed-to rendezvous had come.

At first, she took the sound for a gust in the ocean breeze, but when it was practically upon her, she could see that it was a motor-less aircraft, its lights entirely doused, gliding in at a flat angle from the southwest. As she looked at the speed with which the glider approached, and the beach she judged to be no longer than 1,000 feet, she grew concerned, but the glider executed a perfect flare to scrub speed and slid to a halt comfortably at the far end of the beach having made no more noise than a parachute."


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