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A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi

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Welcome back to the Science Fiction Short Story Contest, where each month will offer a new and broad prompt for a science fiction story. Here, you can bring your hopes and fears about science and technology to life.


June Prompt:
The Turing Test.

In 1950, Alan Turing proposed that if a human passing messages to another room could not tell if the responses coming back were written by a human, it could be thought that that machine was in fact sentient. However, modern LLMs have already written-human like responses under many scenarios, some persuasive enough to convince Google engineer Blake Lemoine that one LLM, LaMDA, had already achieved sentience. However, few people believe AI has achieved sentience, and some believe it never will.

But.. what is your test? What is real the division, if any, between real and artificial? What is your imagination of someone in the near future determining that they are (or are not) dealing with a sentient AI? What wonders and horros will AI achieve tomorrow?



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September Winner
Ruins  (13+)
A crew flies to an ancient base on a deserted planet
#2304922 by BrokenPen


September Entries
"Ruins [13+]
"John Rotten [18+]
"SpaceHorrors: “Rotten to the Core” [18+]


August Winner:
STATIC
Quantum Conundrum  (13+)
What if Skynet were a bit more clever in its approach...?
#2303517 by WriterAngel



August Entries:
"Play God [13+]
"Relic [13+]
"The Fire Dragons [13+]
"SpaceHorrors: “How Do They Die” [18+]
"Quantum Conundrum [13+]

May Winner:
Tree  (E)
A sentient plant considers its fate
#2296303 by BrokenPen


May Entries:

"Getting Too Tall to Be a Giant Too [18+]
"No Horizon [13+]
"Tree [E]



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