Technology Review, MIT's science magazine for consumers, is branching out into science fiction with a new annual publication called TRSF.The new 80-page pub, available in paper and electronic form for $7.95, contains 12 stories of the near future from such authors as Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman and Pat Cadigan.
Technology Review has published science fiction within its pages in the past, but the integration wasn't quite right, explained Stephen Cass, editor of TRSF and Technology Review's special projects editor. "When we put them in the feature well with all these straight journalism stories, they didn't fit very well," he told PCWorld.
The story lineup in the current issue is linked to topics covered by Technology Review, Cass says, such as computing, materials, energy, the Web, biomedicine, communication and space flight. "The whole point of TRSF is that science fiction artists can go a little bit beyond where we can go as journalists in thinking about the future."