future-army-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – In search of innovative, non-linear ideas about future technologies and trends, the U.S. Army is hosting the Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Competition – and writers at Washington State University are invited to enter, according to WSU ROTC instructor Chris Heatherly. The deadline is Feb. 15.

Authors are asked to consider (but not limited to) how trends in science, technology, society, the global economy and other areas could change the world in ways that affect how the Army operates in future conflicts.

future-armyThe winner will receive an invitation with most expenses paid to the 2017 Mad Scientist Conference co-hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, School of Foreign Service, in Washington, D.C. Stories by runners-up will be published in professional military journals.

Find details, including the call for papers, information flier, release form and “Soldier of the Future” article, at https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/p/science_fiction_writing_contest/. Authors must include a signed copy of the release form with their submissions.

Contact Chris Heatherly, WSU professor of military science, with questions at 509-335-6606.