The Human Genre Project


My story D’ya know me? that I read recently at the Genomics Forum gig (see the previous post) has been published on the website of The Human Genre Project, something I’m particularly pleased about.  Thanks to Ken Macleod for including it and conceiving and hosting such an exciting literary concept.

The Human Genre Project
is a collection of new writing in very short forms — short stories, flash fictions, reflections, poems — inspired by genes and genomics.

Starting with just a few pieces at its launch in July 2009, the collection will grow and develop over time. Please check back regularly to see what has been added.

The project was conceived by Ken MacLeod, writer in residence at the Genomics Forum, who also edits the collection, and was inspired by Michael Swanwick’s Periodic Table of Science Fiction.

The Human Genre Project is an initiative of the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, part of the ESRC Genomics Network, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and based at The University of Edinburgh.

Stefan Pearson

2 Responses to “The Human Genre Project”

  1. Ted Kosmatka says:


    I read your story on The Human Genre Project, and I have to say it well and truly rocked. Seriously loved it. Bingo fucking bango.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks a lot buddy :) Gattaca for the benefit generation.

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