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Journeyman

it came out of the wordwork

A poll for science fiction masses
SFSteve
kinzel
As someone who went to Clarion West thirty five years ago I'm participating in this years Clarion West Write-a-Thon ... see my page at: http://www.clarionwest.org/events/writeathon/SteveMiller

alas, my stated goal is to write a new near-future science fiction story and now it turns out that the phrase "near future" creates different expectations for different people. So, I need help figuring out what's near future. I also hear that all near future sf "should be mundane" but ... I dunno.

What's your take:

Poll #1209566 What does near-future science fiction mean to you?

The time span for near future science fiction is:

Between lunch today & breakfast tomorrow
0(0.0%)
Within the year
0(0.0%)
Within three years
0(0.0%)
Within ten years
10(11.1%)
Within twenty-five years
18(20.0%)
Within fifty years
18(20.0%)
Withn seventy-five years
2(2.2%)
Within the century
8(8.9%)
Within the third millennium
0(0.0%)
Before our sun goes nova
0(0.0%)
Other -- tell me in comments
2(2.2%)

Proper subject matter for near future science fiction is:

Surviving the current energy crisis
0(0.0%)
Surviving Global Warming
0(0.0%)
Surviving the current US administration
0(0.0%)
Surviving the food crisis
0(0.0%)
Surviving the big honking meteor strike
0(0.0%)
Surviving religion
0(0.0%)
Urban gardening
0(0.0%)
Urban sex
0(0.0%)
Urban elves, faries, gnomes, & trolls
0(0.0%)
Profitably making our way into space
7(8.0%)
Prospering on less
0(0.0%)
The endless economy of plenty
0(0.0%)
The fall of mankind
0(0.0%)
Other -- tell me in comments
6(6.8%)

Mundane SF

I don't know what it is
58(65.2%)
I hates it
3(3.4%)
I loves it
6(6.7%)
It bores me
9(10.1%)
It fascinates me
3(3.4%)
I know what it is and I'll tell you in comments
10(11.2%)