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FSF: Osama Phone Home: 12/17/07
The first story of the December issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine is a reprint of "Osama Phone Home" by Alaskan author David Marusek. The story originally appeared the March/April 2007 issue of MIT's Technology Review.
"Osama Phone Home" recounts the plans of the American Curling Club to do what the U.S. government has so far failed to do: find Osama bin Laden. They come up with a variety of wild ideas and by the end of the story their plans backfire in humorous ways.
This story is a farcical poke at modern science and venture capital. It's a quick read and a fun way to start off the December issue. I'm glad it was included.