Monday, December 10, 2007

100 year letter again

Posted by goatchurch at 11:00 AM
As mentioned here last month, the hundred year letter project is on-going at DeSmogBlog and has collected one contribution from a professional fiction writer so far: Pete McCormack.

Although it's a challenge that ought to be squarely at the centre of the Science Fiction department, no SF fans or writers seem to have been drawn to it. Now I'm sure if pressed most mainstream SF people would give me perfectly reasonable sounding excuses about why they don't want to be involved, but the very fact that they want to make an excuses is something that is a recent phenomenon. Certainly, a similar hundred year letter project would have been welcomed by SF enthusiasts back in 1967, or 1977, or maybe even in 1997.

But here, in 2007, the Science Fiction community has abandoned the future; or the future has abandoned it and gone on its merry way, following the laws of physics and thermodynamics with absolutely no consideration for our fantastic dreams. What a shame.

4 Comments:

Blogger D.N. Drake said...

Goatchurch,

I changed around the template - much nicer now. What other suggestions could you make. Also, I will be putting up a link to your blog on The Courier's site, and hopefully you guys can throw one of ours up on this one. We've been having trouble with submitters following the guidelines of Mundane SF ONLY, but if a writer links from here rather than Duotrope or Ralans, I think chances are it will be Mundane.

Thanks,
D.N. Drake (editor of The Courier)

12/10/2007 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this is a mundane sci-fi topic:

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sixty years after transistors were invented and nearly five decades since they were first integrated into silicon chips, the tiny on-off switches dubbed the "nerve cells" of the information age are starting to show their age.

The devices — whose miniaturization over time set in motion the race for faster, smaller and cheaper electronics — have been shrunk so much that the day is approaching when it will be physically impossible to make them even tinier.
d to continue Moore's Law beyond 2020.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071215/ap_on_hi_te/transistor_anniversary

12/15/2007 04:36:00 PM  
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