Wired solicited “science fiction in six words” from several top SF authors. You can view the complete list of entries, including some that didn’t make the print magazine, here. Below is a list of my personal favorites:

  • Mozilla devastates Redmond, Google’s nuke implicated.
    Charles Stross
  • Osama’s time machine: President Gore concerned.
    Charles Stross
  • Leia: “Baby’s yours.” Luke: “Bad news…”
    Steven Meretzky
  • Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
    William Shatner
  • Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
    Joss Whedon
  • From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.
    Gregory Maguire
  • “Cellar?” “Gate to, uh … hell, actually.”
    Ronald D. Moore
  • The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
    Orson Scott Card
  • Batman Sues Batsignal: Demands Trademark Royalties.
    Cory Doctorow
  • God to Earth: “Cry more, noobs!”
    Marc Laidlaw
  • Singularity postponed. Datum missing. Query Godoogle?
    David Brin
  • He read his obituary with confusion.
    Steven Meretzky
  • We went solar; sun went nova.
    Ken MacLeod