Toast: And Other Rusted Futures

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Toast: And Other Rusted Futures
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First edition
Author Charles Stross
Cover artistJuha Lindroos
CountryUnited Kingdom
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Cosmos Books/Wildside Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages192 pp
ISBN 1-58715-413-7
OCLC 51620864

Toast: And Other Rusted Futures is an English language collection of science fiction short stories by Charles Stross, published in 2002 by Cosmos Books. [1] Almost all of the stories in the collection were originally published between 1990 and 2000, in the SF magazines Interzone, Spectrum SF , and Odyssey.


The subtitle of the collection, as explained by Stross in his introduction, refers to the way that predictions of the future in SF stories become rapidly obsolete by the progress of actual events. For example, the 1995 story "Ship of Fools" was a prediction of disaster due to the Y2K problem, that did not come to pass.


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  1. "Toast : and other rusted futures". WorldCat. Retrieved 12 April 2024.