Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Read Science Fiction and Help Fight Diabetes

Voices For the Cure is an anthology of science fiction short stories published to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Some of the greatest voices in speculative fiction join forces in this one-of-a-kind anthology to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Join Robert J. Sawyer, Mike Resnick, Cory Doctorow, and others as a cop-for-hire solves a murder aboard a space station…a Chicano science fiction writer takes mind-blowing (literally!) ride through the Singularity…a third-rate superhero with useless powers finds a place to belong…an antique collector learns that one alien’s junk is mankind’s treasure…a geologist discovers that pretending to be a god isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…a journalist learns how to fend off zombies using Linux and a dead badger… All this and more await you in… Voices for the Cure: A Speculative Fiction Anthology to Benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Here's the lineup:
  • "The Hand You're Dealt" by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Free Space, 1997.
  • "The God Biz: A Miracle Brigade Story" by Mike Resnick. 2007.
  • "Craphound" by Cory Doctorow. Originally published in Science Fiction Age, 1998.
  • "Human Sacrifice for Fun and Profit" by Ernest Hogan. Previously unpublished.
  • "The Great VÜDÜ Linux Teen Zombie Massacree" by Lucy A. Snyder.
  • "B.L.A.N.K.I.E." by James Palmer. Previously unpublished.
  • "Kite People" by Gary A. Braunbeck. Previously unpublished.
  • "An Interesting Week for Emmy" by Eugie Foster. First published in Colin Harvey's Another Showcase, 2004.
  • "Bary Kolman, Hero" by Mur Lafferty. Previously unpublished.
  • "Mister Adventure and the Race Against Time" by Davey Beauchamp. Previously unpublished.
It doesn't sound like there's much biology there, but it looks like there are some entertaining stories. Voices For the Cure is available from Lulu.com: $9.05 for a paperback or $3.00 to download a pdf. It's not clear how much of that goes to the the ADA. (via BoingBoing)

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