FICTION: Futures is the award-winning science-fiction section of Nature. Contributions are usually commissioned, but unsolicited articles are welcome. Each Future should be an entirely fictional, self-contained story, and the genre should, broadly speaking, be 'hard' (that is, 'scientific' SF) rather than, say, outright fantasy, slipstream or horror.
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There are 119 completed reports in the past 12 months.
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0 min | 96.23 mean avg | 92 median | 373 max days
19.32% - avg 85 days
78.99% - avg 98 days(32.97% of rejections are personal)
20 pending responses (5 min | 62 mean avg | 57 median | 157 max days waiting) Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data. We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.