Issues Science Fiction

Issues Science Fiction Contest

The editors of Issues in Science and Technology (IST) believe that science fiction (SF) can help to bring key challenges and dilemmas in science and technology to an influential readership in new and compelling ways. Scientists, engineers, researchers, and policymakers often only see small pieces of an issue. SF writers can imagine entire worlds. By fully thinking through how today’s critical issues will play out, science fiction inspires, cautions, and guides those shaping our future.

Published Stories

Web Exclusives

  • Hot Dogs and Corn Flakes, by M. Richard Eley
    A crime-free future could be on the horizon when big data merges with AI.
  • Who Are We? by Michael DiPaola
    Can powerful algorithms have free will? What would they do with it?