Profiles of the Future

Got the pdf from Nature for “Repeating the Past” yesterday; it’s scheduled for the Nov 29th issue, for those of you with access to academic libraries. I would post the whole story here, but I think the contract gives Nature dibs on first publication. So instead I’m showing you the official illustration, since the contract never said anything about scooping someone else‘s work. I find it nicely restrained, low-key, and not really scifnal at all. Just what you’d expect from one of the most prestigious and respectable scientific journals on the planet. I only have one minor quibble, and it may just be my imagination, but…

Is it just me, or is that larger silhouette a dead ringer for Wesley Crusher?

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4 Responses to “Profiles of the Future”

  1. It’s definitely Wesley alright but Wil Wheaton’s all growed up now and is far more interesting that Wesley ever was -see http://www.wilwheaton.net/ .

  2. Ah: SFnal.

  3. I read the story online today. Nice job. Did you notice, though, that when you read the story with the illustration just off to the side, the illustration seems to vibrate? It must have something to do with contrasting colors of similar shapes. Or maybe I just have a tumor.

  4. No vibes here. You’ve got a tumor.