Short fiction

Proposition 23 by Efe Tobunko

The novella “Proposition 23” by Efe Tobunko was published for the first time in 2012.

In the 22nd century, Lagos is the largest city in the world. Citizens can google using interconnections embedded everywhere but criminals are deprived of citizenship rights and disconnected. Lugard saw an interview with a politician on Proposition 23 and, intrigued by a slipped reference, tries googling to find out more. However, his searches are filtered and soon after that Lugard is deprived of his citizenship.

An Eligible Boy by Ian McDonald

The novelette “An Eligible Boy” by Ian McDonald was published for the first time in 2008.

Jasbir is looking for a wife but in India in 2045 that’s not easy. The imbalance in the gender ratio caused by the fact that many parents wanted no daughters caused heavy consequences. Jasbir met a girl using a dating agency but to conquer her his friend and roommate Sujay advised him to get help from an artificial intelligence.