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a short story that involves science and technology for school by tomorrow and i would really appreciate some links to find that.


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    Intelligent animals

    Genius of the Species (1956) by R. Brentor

    First use of technology to induce intelligence in cats

    Sheena 5 (2000) by Stephen Baxter

    About a genetically modified squid

    [edit] Artificial Worlds

    see also Big Dumb Object

    Construction Shack (1973) by Clifford D. Simak

    Pluto's status as a planet changes on the discovery it's artificial. When Simak wrote the story Pluto was still considered a planet by astronomers and the public.

    [edit] Non 3-Dimensional Space

    Flatland (1884) by Edwin A. Abbott

    A classic tale of a two-dimensional being meeting 'A Sphere'

    “ — And He Built a Crooked House — ” (1941) by Robert A. Heinlein

    Story of a house that extends into the fourth dimension, much to the puzzlement of its occupants.

    Tangents (1986) by Greg Bear

    Story of a mathematician encountering and discussing beings living in four spatial dimensions.

    [edit] Robot Stories

    Robbie (1939) by Isaac Asimov

    First Robot story by Isaac Asimov, published in the September 1940 issue of Super Science Stories.

    I, Robot (1942) by Isaac Asimov

    First story to list the Three Laws of Robotics, published in the March 1942 issue of Astounding.

    The Quest for St. Aquin (1951) by Anthony Boucher

    First, and possibly only, time a robot is portrayed as canonized theologian

    [edit] Time Travel

    The Chronic Argonauts (1895) by H.G. Wells

    Probably the very first significant time travel story ever.

    Vintage Season (1946) by C. L. Moore

    Time-travelling tourists from the future seen from a perspective contemporary to the writer's era.

    A Sound of Thunder (1952) by Ray Bradbury

    This story revolves around a business called Time Safari, Inc. Time Safari promises to take people back in time so they can hunt prehistoric animals, such as Tyrannosaurus rex. In order to avoid a time paradox, they are very careful to leave history undisturbed on the principle that even the slightest change can cause major changes in the future.

    " — All You Zombies — " (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein

    A story featuring a neatly tangled set of time travel paradoxes.

    Hawksbill Station (1968) by Robert Silverberg

    The Station in the title is a prison colony created in the pre-Cambrian era by means of a time machine invented by an eponymous Dr. Hawksbill.

    A Little Something For Us Tempunauts 1975 by Philip K. Dick

    US time travellers, tempunauts, find that instead of travelling 100 years into the future, they have gone merely a few days.

    Fire Watch (1982) by Connie Willis

    The story of a time-travelling "historian" who goes back to The Blitz in London. He's annoyed by this as he had spent years preparing to travel with St. Paul and gets sent to St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, instead. Winner of the 1983 Hugo Award and a Nebula Award.

    Ripples in the Dirac Sea (1988) by Geoffrey A. Landis

    The affecting story of a scientist seesawing inescapably through time, this brilliant work effectively deconstructs most time-travel stories that came before. Winner of the 1989 Nebula Award for best short story.

    [edit] Cyberpunk

    True Names (1981) by Vernor Vinge

    One of the first stories to flesh out the idea of cyberspace.

    Burning Chrome (1982) by William Gibson

    A story of computer crackers.

    "(Learning About) Machine Sex" (1988) by Candas Jane Dorsey

    A young female hacker invents "wet-ware", which is software and hardware that can plug into the human body. Sexual elements are important as per title.

    (Note: This list may be more appropriate as a list of Significant Science Fiction Themes)

    [edit] Award winning short stories

    The two main awards given in American science fiction are the Hugos and the Nebulas. Complete lists of the short stories that won these awards are at Hugo Award for Best Short Story and Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

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