Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories (Science and Fiction)
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This book features nine short stories that offer an intriguing glimpse into our medical future, including vaccination strategies against unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to cure diseases and retard ageing, bionics, and cloning and euthanasia.
my days trying to commune with the things that made life worth living. But now, I had the perfect retreat. The quaint house was nestled next to a neighborhood park, with a beautiful view of the foliage from the second floor master bedroom window. I began spending my weekends there and the renovations went quickly. Within a month, I was ready for my first visitors. Boredom and security were about to be replaced by fulfillment and paranoia. I had kept the décor very retro. Faux-oak paneling
the repressive European nation in Slobistan were years of tremendous cultural and political upheaval which he, of course, missed completely, because he was a prisoner, in case you weren’t paying attention. During his sentence he learned how to play the harmonica and made sure that everybody else on his cell block understood that nobody knew the troubles he’d seen. This is precisely the kind of thing that will make other prisoners feel excluded, since they’re in cells too. This was a rare failure
called out, “Stop zoom. Highlight geo-survey plan.” A rectangular grid appeared over a portion the shadowy far side of the moon just past the border of light, forming a row of four equally sized squares, each grid-marked in a different color: white, green, blue, and red. Judging from the miniscule size the village now appeared, I figured the area had to be hundreds of miles across. Jimmy motioned toward the image. “This is the most recent schematic available for the Geological Survey Project of
ribbed along the sides, and with a black plastic handle that folded out from the top. He handed one to each of us. “Each of these contains a sample of my blood; there should be dozens of nanites in each one. There’s a note in each case explaining what the sample is and what I want them to do with it. Those cases, along with everything in them, are untraceable as long as you don’t leave any fingerprints.” He reached into the backpack and pulled out two envelopes. “These will tell you everything
these have been static braces. Forty years ago, metal stirrups bound to the paralyzed limb with leather bands was the norm; sometimes movable joints would be incorporated at the knee or ankle to allow more natural motion. These devices were cumbersome and provided only passive support, for the most part. Spring-assisted joints were sometimes employed, but only closed a small portion of the gap separating the function of the brace from that of a natural joint controlled by healthy muscles. The