Found 2 works tagged 'near-future SF'.
Published Jul 11, 2019 · 3,343 words (13 minutes) · 180 views
Near-future hard science fiction shows its age very quickly. In fact, one scientific fact in this story was proven wrong between the time it was accepted for publication and when it actually came out. That trend has continued since it was first published in 2010, but I remain fond of this one, largely because I still don't know the answer to the central question: Is a Neanderthal a human or an animal?
Published Mar 6, 2019 · 4,922 words (18 minutes) · 177 views
Kellsey’s mother, long-dead from a terminal illness, only speaks to her in pre-recorded videos. But Kellsey’s mother speaks to Kevin, since she could never know that her child would one day transition. When Kellsey learns that her hormone treatments now make her susceptible to the same cancer that killed her mother—and that a new medical procedure can alter her internal gender identity—she must choose between becoming the son she never wanted to be or the daughter she may not survive as.