Another story sold to Nature

I just got word yesterday that another of my stories has been accepted by Nature. It was originally titled “Emancipating Fragments of Wayward Space/Time”, but I think that Dr. Henry Gee (the editor of the Futures section) decided that was too froofy for a science journal (I don’t entirely disagree…)

So now it’s called “The Driver”. Needless to say, I am pleased. Also, to all the aspiring writers out there, I’d like to point out that the stories accepted by Nature (many of which seem to be currently available online) are usually not terribly scientific (in the classical Hard SF sense). For instance, “The Driver” is basically a retelling of Terminator 2 (one where John Connor does the right thing, and lets Arnold fly free, because if you love something, you let it go). All Nature requires is that your story not be outright magical (and even then, I once read a story in there about talking plants that was kind of dubious…although it was surprisingly good considering it was written by a 12 year old girl)