Happy June, all! We are super-excited for this month's release, Taiyo Fujii's hard SF novel Gene Mapper
! The book has already received a great review from Publishers Weekly
, which called it a new kind of cyberpunk novel
. it's near-future, scientific, and strangely whimsical in a way.
is a story about a lot of "next steps." The Internet has been replaced and upgraded; Augmented Reality is commonplace, as are genetically modified organisms. So that's our theme for this week's contest—what's next? What emerging technology are you most interested in? Frightened of? (Don't say jetpacks! There won't be any jetpacks!) Tell us about it in a comment below: be serious, be funny, provide links, write a poem. Communicate in English, Japanese, Spanish, German, or Greek. We'll read it. The best four will win a hard copy of Gene Mapper
The future is now!