Contest! Sci-Friday

Welcome to Sci-Friday! Don’t let the name fool you; it’s Science Fiction Weekend. At least, it is in this corner of the internet.

To celebrate, I’m giving away a big bundle of e-books, all classic science fiction. To read them, you’ll need either a Kindle or Kindle for PC, which is a free application and one I love. Not to advertise, but it’s super handy and you don’t need a Kindle to use it. You can just read the books off your PC.

What you win:

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernes

1984, by George Orwell

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Dune, by Frank Herbert

The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

The War of the Worlds, by H. G Wells

Enough to keep the most industrious reader busy for a week or so. To enter, tell me, in the comments, about a future technology. This technology will change the direction of human society. You can take your inspiration from a real technology or invent one entirely. The catch is, the technology can’t act on vision: it can use any other sense – touch, taste, smell, hearing, or some fictional sense, but not vision.

Is yours the smell-o-vision of the future? Give your answer in 200 words or less for your chance to win!


About Anneque D. Machelle

Anneque "Dangerpus" Machelle (rhymes with ranger wuss) is a rebel and a rogue from way out west. Strictly banned from interactions with other human beings, she spends her days amongst molluscs, dogs and lizards, whom she counts as her closest friends.

Posted on October 11, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. The black-clad form stalked through one of the many narrow labyrinthine passages, highly alert to his surroundings.
    “Sonny! Come in!”
    The crackle of static interfering with his earpiece, Sonny Murdoch barely heard the transmission.
    “Can just hear you, Franky.”
    “The satellites can’t pierce the darkness. Your sonar bringing up anything?”
    A ripple of sound pushed out from him as he ran fingers along the smooth rock around him. He stood still, letting the returning waves of sound wash over him. Born blind, he had had the good fortune of an inventor father. The device had given his son some sense of the world around him, in the absence of other stimuli.
    “Nothing yet. The Plunderers know how to hide their goods, and themselves, well.”
    A huff crackled through the earpiece. “Ain’t that the truth. All the Academy’s intel says that there’s a trove down there.”
    “The thieving sods were smart enough to have only one clearing on the whole planet, where they could land their vessels and hide their ill-gotten gains.”
    “Stay on your toes, Sonny. They don’t show mercy.”
    “That’s good. Neither do I.”
    A returning wave of sound indicated a figure was approaching him from behind.
    Game on.

  2. Awesome =)

    It felt somewhat like a cheat, as the sonar effect from the ‘Daredevil’ movie imitated vision for Matt Murdock.

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