Monday, August 13, 2012

"There IS such a Thing as a Free Lunch" ~ a Haiku Contest from Tachyon Publications


Going to WorldCon 2012? Can you write a haiku about the Singularity?  Then maybe you will win a “Free Lunch”!

In honor of the recent publication of Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology (edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel), Tachyon Publications is running a singularity-themed haiku contest!

The winner will get a Free Lunch at WorldCon with Digital Rapture editors Jim Kelly and John Kessel!

Tachyon will pay for the lunch, but the winner has to be a WorldCon member. So if you’re attending and want to join in the contest -check out Tachyon’s blog post about the event for more information:

This year’s WorldCon is: Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, and is being held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on Thursday August 30, through Monday September 3, 2012. Be square and be there!

More about Digital Rapture; Trade paperback;  August 2012:

Publisher’s Blurb:   When the Singularity arrives, and computers possess superhuman intelligence, will there be an ecstatic merging of machine and mind—or an instantaneous techno-apocalypse? Will there be the enslavement of humanity or "the Rapture of the Nerds"? The post-human future is here in its wildest science-fictional imaginings and intriguing scientific speculations. This far-reaching anthology traces the path of the Singularity, an era when advances in technology will totally transform human reality. It travels to the alien far-future of H. G. Wells (Mind at the End of Its Tether), to the almost human near-future of Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity is Near), from Elizabeth Bear's fusion of woman, machine, God, and shark ("The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe"), to Isaac Asimov's evolution of ineffable logic ("The Last Question"). As intelligence both figuratively (and possibly literally) explodes, science fiction authors and futurists have dared to peek over the edge of the event horizon. Do you dare to join them there?

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The Singularity:  and

Free lunch:

Good luck!

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