Microsoft releases ‘Future Visions’ anthology of science fiction inspired by science

Science and science fiction have always had a symbiotic relationship, and on Tuesday, Microsoft is releasing a fiction anthology that brings the two together.

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft,” featuring writers including Ann Leckie, Robert J. Sawyer, Greg Bear, David Brin and Nancy Kress, is available to anyone as a free download.

“The idea was to bring authors in to expose them to what some people might think is science fiction. In a way, you could say the world of Microsoft Research turns science fiction into science fact,” says Steve Clayton, chief storyteller at Microsoft. “We didn’t show them a piece of technology and ask them to please write about that. We showed them technology and introduced them to a group of people, and then asked them, what did it spark in your mind as ideas, where did it inspire you to think the technology may go?”

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