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ESA opens SF Contest

Clarke-Bradbury Competition open to 15- to 30-year olds

By Mike Whybark     November 22, 2002
Source: The Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition

SF grandmaster Arthur C. Clarke and film director Stanley Kubrick looked into the future for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
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The European Space Agency is running a contest to encourage both budding SF authors and the creative forecasting of technological ideas. The Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition is open to persons between 15 and 30 years of age. Entrants should submit an SF story of up to 2500 words by February 28, 2003.

Details on the prizes are yet to be fully announced, but publication is one which has been mentioned. Both Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury are acknowledged to have described important technological innovations in their fiction which led directly to the development of the actual implementations of the technology.

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