Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft

Elizabeth Bear Greg Bear David Brin Nancy Kress Jack McDevitt Robert J. Sawyer Ann Leckie Seanan McGuire / Jun 06, 2020

Future Visions Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft 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 predictio

  • Title: Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
  • Author: Elizabeth Bear Greg Bear David Brin Nancy Kress Jack McDevitt Robert J. Sawyer Ann Leckie Seanan McGuire
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  • Page: 437
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  • 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 The authors used inside access to leading edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiratFuture 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 The authors used inside access to leading edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near future of technology%mdash and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.Future Visions features contributions from Elizabeth BearGreg BearDavid BrinNancy KressAnn LeckieJack McDevittSeanan McGuireRobert 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.

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    1. This volume is an interesting conceit - Microsoft gave a number of the top SF authors a 'behind-the-scenes' tour of tech they're working on, in return for stories. I was afraid the book in general would be more of an advertisement than it is - as a matter of fact, at least a couple of the stories are more cautionary than celebratory - but still, the majority did not feel genuinely inspired. The 'big names' drew me in, but with the exception of Ann Leckie's story, the pieces here aren't among the [...]


    2. I saw a story about this on io9 (original story and Microsoft link page) and even though I had several anthologies to read already, the premise sounded right up my alley and it had some authors I never pass up (Seanan McGuire) so I grabbed it because it was free. And I'm glad I did. I started it because I had the kindle out after finishing another book, thinking I'd just check out Seanan's story and maybe one or two others quickly and finish it later, but once I started it I didn't want to put i [...]


    3. If I could take out every story written by a dude and replace it with a story written by one of the ladies this book would probably be five stars. As it is, the dudes are bringing it down with their shitty, boring stories. Funny how that works.


    4. The book is a collection of sci-fi short stories inspired by technology currently in development. While some of the stories in the book are really good and thought worth, many of them are not so compelling.My favorite stories from the book are:- Looking For Gordo- A Cop's Eye- Hello, Hello


    5. Anthology of stories inspired by research currently happening at Microsoft. There was only one story I didn't bother with but on the whole a very good anthology by some big names in SF. The standout story by far was Ann Leckie's Another Word for World.


    6. The Anne Leckie story was far and away my favorite, with the rest ranging from "Ugh" to "Okay." It's free, though, so there can't be much to complain about!


    7. These are all hard-SF tales, and the science in them is pretty good, but the writing is also above average.I have written a detailed review of Future Visions on Rocket Stack Rank, but there are two stories worth recommending in particular (rot-13 used to hide spoilers):"The Machine Starts," by Greg Bear, which tells what happens when a big quantum computer starts to work following some unorthodox modifications.Ceb: Gur pbaprcg vf irel pbby. Vg'f n avpr rkcybengvba bs fbzr bqq pbearef bs dhnaghz [...]


    8. As the title suggests, this is a set of stories that were inspired by Microsoft as I understand it, several authors were invited to tour the facilities and see stuff the company was developing, and write stories if they were inspired.Now, "inspired" covers a lot of ground. Some of the stories involve ideas that you could see happening even relatively soon others are stuff you could probably never expect to happen (even if they're based around tech that's reasonably plausible). But, even so, the [...]


    9. Microsoft managed to get a nice group of A-list SF authors to sign on for this anthology of stories inspired by an inside look at the leading edge of Microsoft research. Of course I thought some stories were better than others but I didn't think any were total duds. My favorites were "Hello, Hello" by Seanan McGuire and "Another Word for World" by Ann Leckie. Interestingly, both were about communication. A better than average collection and offered free. Definitely worth a read.


    10. Not bad, for stories written to order. Most (not Nancy Kress's) have at least a tinge of optimism too, which is a nice change from all the dystopias. I think the highlights are Seanan McGuire's opener ("Holy shit. She's really talking to the bird. And the bird is really talking back.") and Ann Leckie's closer, about how a few mistranslated words bring two groups of people to the edge of war.


    11. Future TechnologyThis anthology commissioned by Microsoft gathers the top science fiction to weave stories that involve technology in the near future. If you want sf that stimulates your mind and fires up your imagination look no further.


    12. A fun anthology with a lot of big names. Lots of tech heavy stories. This was exactly the sort of futurist trying out ideas near-future sci-fi that I have been craving.



    13. Overall ImpressionI enjoyed this anthology a lot. I often find my experience very uneven -- that is, some stories that I love, some I hate, and a big range in between. This anthology surprised me by being very even in quality. There weren't any stories that I particularly disliked, which was nice. (There weren't any that I thought particularly amazing, either, but there you are). I could maybe have made some more graded distinctions between some of the three-star storiesbut I'm too lazy.As for t [...]


    14. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the great science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke used to invite himself (and later, used to be invited) to places like Bell Labs and Monsanto's research center. He did this to keep an eye on what was being invented in these "labs of the future", and incorporate them into his science fiction stories. It was at Bell Labs that he heard the first "talking computer", an IBM 709 that had been programmed to sing "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do" A few years later [...]


    15. Corporate sponsorship has some upsides. When Microsoft wants to do a sci-fi anthology, it gets some of the most brilliant writers in the field. I think everyone here has at least one Hugo, Nebula, or Campbell award.The stories lean towards hard sci-fi, and while they're generally optimistic about technology, Microsoft didn't buy loyalty. The company doesn't appear by name at all, and when a similar entity does show up (big Pacific NW tech company) its is usually as suits threatening to cut fundi [...]


    16. I'll admit: I'm a sucker for science fiction involving linguistics. So opening this up to a story with a protagonist who's a computational linguist working on multi-modal machine translation pretty much had me sold. I read a lot of science fiction, but it's rare for the "science" in books to have anything to do with the "science" I do. It was really exciting to read science fiction where the science is machine learning and natural language processing.That being said, some of the writing wasn't r [...]


    17. A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:I didn't look into how this book came to be, but since it was free, I was quick to jump on it. This is the way I imagine it happening: Someone at Microsoft took a handful of technologies that are currently be worked on and asked a variety of authors to come up with a story that involved one of the technologies, but set in the future when the technology is either mature or just about there. So what you end up with is several short stories, each showcasing a different future [...]


    18. Hard to give a single rating to a book of short stories, especially when they are by different writers. I generally agree with Althea Ann's review but think overall this is a two-star book - which is not an altogether bad thing, "it was okay" on average. The stories I liked: The Machine Starts - Greg Bear, A Cop's Eye (graphic, i.e. comic strip) - Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, illustrations by Joey Camacho; Looking for Gordo - Robert J. Sawyer, The Tell - David Brin, Another Word for W [...]


    19. A nice collection of science fiction short stories sponsored by Microsoft. So, it's a free collection that serves somewhat as free advertising. The stories, however, are still worth reading. Seanan McGuire's story about translation software is especially lovely. It also made me realize how much my standards for quality characters has gone up in recent years. Some of the stories in this collection are of the older tradition of SF where characters exist solely to prop up the Big Idea. I apparently [...]


    20. Amazingly good for a free book (only three stinkers out of nine stories). All follow the same template: take existing (Microsoft) technology and use it as the core of a story. All are well written, but some are dry due to the tech involved and the amount of explanations required to help readers understand the tech. That's probably why the best stories are the ones built around tech that's easy to grasp :)Highlights: Seanan McGuire, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie.


    21. I downloaded this collection of short stories. It was sponsored by Microsoft. They offered tours and meetings with their scientists to some of the top SF authors today. All of the stories are fairly firmly rooted in familiar technology but they do take it another step. There were two stories about mechanical translators and they were completely different. There's even a graphic novel. My favorites were Seanan Maquire's "Hello, hello" and David Brin's "The Tell."


    22. A patchy anthology. I expected better of some of the authors in here. The Nancy Kress is the best story. Seanan McGuire was a good story, though a little obvious. Jack McDevitt and Robert J Sawyer were okay. The rest pretty much ended up 2 to in room explaining the science to each other and lacked a decent story.


    23. I love it when work (IT) and play (sci-fi reading) come together. Some of my favorite authors are in here: David Brin, Ann Leckie, Greg Bear. The stories range from good to excellent, and several certainly leave you with wanting to know more. No overt propaganda - just an interesting look at where Microsoft's research might take us as envisioned by some of science fiction's best.





    24. This is a tough book to review with so many authors and different stories. Overall it was a good read with some fascinating perspectives and ideas. Some of the stories made me feel like I wish there were a full book about it.


    25. All good,some better than others. Standouts (no surprise) by Ann Leckie, Robert Sawyer and the equally talented and in no way related Greg Bear and Elizabeth Bear. Well worth the download.



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