And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Medgadget announced the winners of their first annual medical sci-fi contest:

Many of the stories we received involved transferrance of one kind or another: neuron transplants that reversed dementia but caused subtle, creepy personality changes… A mother who gives her all to help a daughter in kidney failure…

But the best story, in our judgment, featured a transferrance of a more primitive, fundamental sort. In the not-too-distant future, with fears of bird flu gripping the planet, scientists race to disseminate a vaccine. We loved everything about this tale — its exposition and pacing, its dramatic climax, and how it turns the strengths and vulnerabilities of our global community on its head. Just brilliant!

December 6, 2006

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