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I’ve got a new science fiction short story which came out this week in Nature Futures… a part of the well-renowned weekly international science journal, Nature.

It’s a story about hope, compassion, history and historians. It’s a commentary, in it’s way, about how time travel stories (and, to some extent, history books and papers) are about the “influential man.” If you want to change the world, you go back and change the assassination of JFK, or you kill Hitler, or you stop John Wilkes Booth. But what about the rest of history? That is to say, what about the entire rest of the world? Do their stories matter?

I hope you like it. Here’s the link.

You can find links or references to more of my short fiction here.

EDIT: Well, this is a nice surprise. Once a month, the Nature staff pick one of their weekly short stories to turn into a podcast/audio edition as part of Nature Podcast. So now you can LISTEN to this story if you don’t want to read it. Also: British accent! BONUS!

By Matt Mikalatos

Matt Mikalatos is a writer not a fighter.