Big Red Button

1 10 2008

This is my entry for Shaastra’s Online Science Fiction Writing contest (Shaastra is my college’s annual technical festival). It was judged by Cory Doctrow, and won first place. I am estatic.

In retrospect, I’ve noticed several places where I really screwed up my “flow” and lost “coherency” (quotes because I can’t exactly define either) and other where I just pushed ahead too fast, but I guess Cory liked the underlying story (hey, I’m not complaining ;-)). Either way, credit where it’s due:

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • Kirtika Ruchandani for a proof read
  • The Acad block for instituting courses like BT101 (Introduction to Biology) and ID130 (Ecology and Environment) in a classroom of 120-140 students, without which I would never find the time to come up with a story line.

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