“The Future Always Wins” was the theme for Arc’s first-ever Science Fiction Competition. Authors were encouraged to read Arc 1.1 to gain inspiration for their own stories. The short stories are set in the near future – near enough to be recognisable, but not so near as to be boring. These speculations of the future feature technology – from robotics to synthetic biology to geo-engineering – but don’t neglect the all-important human element.
Arc’s editors selected one story for publication in the May issue of Arc Magazine. That author received a £500 prize, while the five runners up were awarded £200.
Read the winning submissions below, and join the conversation!