TRSF: MIT Technology Review's science fiction anthology

TRSF is a new science fiction anthology of original stories commissioned by Technology Review, the tech magazine published by MIT. They commissioned a story from me, "The Brave Little Toaster," and the brief asked me to look at near future science and technology issues -- I tackled "The Internet of Things," and told a story about a man whose refrigerator ends up hosting an unfortunate (very unfortunate!) Internet of Things object. The book is $7.95 for pre-order.
Featuring all-new stories by a dozen of the most visionary science fiction authors writing today, TRSF takes us to 12 possible worlds of tomorrow. Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered by MIT's Technology Review, celebrated writers join the freshest talent from around the world to describe what the future may have in store for the Internet, biotechnology, energy, computing, and more.

Illustrated with an original cover painting by legendary sci-fi illustrator Chris Foss, the TRSF also features classic Foss covers inside its pages.

Order Today: TRSF, a Technology Review Special Publication


  1. Now this is the kind of news I like to wake up to in the morning! You’ve made a very happy mutant today.

    You have a rare talent, Cory, for the most difficult of SF, the near future.

    I look forward to discovering Technology Review’s other picks as well. I see some names I recognize and some I’ve not previously encountered. The cover art is bitchun too ;)

    Oh, and you had me at “The Brave Little Toaster” – best animated film ever. Way to tie it into Bruce Sterling’s Internet of Things.

    Total bargain madness…or prophetic futurism?:

  2. I’m the editor of TRSF, and Cory’s story for us really is a gem. What’s extra awesome about it is that I sent Cory a note with the brief for the story, and he emailed me back to say he was going to think about it and try to get back to me with some preliminary ideas in a day or so. The next morning I find *the complete story* in my inbox, almost exactly as it appears in the issue. This never happens. It’s the publishing equivalent of waking up one morning to find your bathroom has quantum tunneled into geosynchronous orbit. 

    As for digital editions, we hear you. They are coming soon, hopefully for the Kindle, iPad, and Nook. 

  3. Any relation to Thomas Disch’s ironic children’s story, The Brave Little Toaster? (9780385230506). I loved that book…

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