Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Future, In Just Six Words

(Cross-posted on Blogolepsy*.)

Never got past the first page of first book in the Foundation series? Then you will love Six-word Sci-Fi that appears on Wired.

Some excerpts:

We kissed. She melted. Mop please!
- James Patrick Kelly

Lie detector eyeglasses perfected: Civilization collapses.
- Richard Powers

(Via BoingBoing)

Feel free to pen your petite SF masterpiece in the commentspace. (Story-lines involving an evil computer that runs on Windows Vista will be automatically disqualified.)

* Which reminds me. You are all hereby requested to "prod us into some activity" over on Blogolepsy. So sayeth zigzackly. He has also put up some lovely pictures of the Konkan coast, which he assures me, were posted only to make us all jealous.)


MockTurtle said...

Building new Igloo. Damn ozone hole


Lines of Americans outside Indian embassy


Travelling? Don't forget your radiation detector

Tabula Rasa said...

Man bites dog. Giga bytes man.

km said...

MT: The second one is my favorite :)

TR: And its tragic conclusion: "Man reformats himself."

Would love to see some more entries here. Maybe I'll just run them all on the blog over the weekend.

Patrix said...

Sir, mine in in my title.

Anonymous said...

what u floating on, junkie? Ether, he said.

Tabula Rasa said...

this challenge is killing me. thud.

km said...

Patrix - shades of "Twilight Zone"! Cool!

Anonymous - 8 words, but so what? :)

TR: that wasn't "Big Blue", I suppose? Bring it on, man.

Tabula Rasa said...

i'll get drunk and try tonight.

km said...

TR: hey, that's 6 words too!

Tabula Rasa said...

it was a story. took wing.

Salil said...

For sale: Half a bed. Used.

The Joss Whedon one on there, btw ("Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.") is just brilliant.

km said...

Salil: tragi-comic, eh? (unlike Hemingway's "For sale: baby shoes. Never used", which is just heart-rending) Yeah, Whedon's story is super creepy :)