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When GOOD Magazine asked me to pitch a sci-fi story for their Human Possibility issue last summer, I knew instantly that that I wanted to write about how the evolution of existing technology might change the fabric of our existence. What would “love,” that most basic of emotions, look like 100 years from now, especially if we had the tools to transcend our biology?

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GOOD Books: The Foreign Perspective on Globalization

Novels that tell the story of global connections from an international perspective

Everyone is talking about how we have just entered the "global age." But globalization is not a new concept. Ask authors from Liberia, Algeria, South Africa, South America, the French Caribbean, or the Czech Republic, and they will tell you how globalization has affected their countries for centuries.

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A Daily Email for Aspiring Writers Is Truly Inspired

If you've resolved to write more in 2012, a daily email with writing prompts could put you in the mood.

If your resolution this year is to write more, the challenge is twofold. Cultivating a daily practice takes discipline, while the search for inspiration can feel time-consuming and fruitless. Figment, a digital community for young fiction writers, is tackling both impediments with its new "Daily Themes" newsletter. Every morning between January 2 and March 30 Figment will hit subscribers' inboxes with a different writing prompt, reminding aspiring writers to put their thoughts into words every day and giving them fresh guidelines to get started.

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The Most Literate American Cities Are College Towns

Amazon's ranked its top 20 most well-read cities according to book sales, and college towns are winning.

Do you live in a college town? If so, chances are you're a big reader. Retail giant Amazon has announced its list of the "Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America." They tracked purchases of magazines, newspapers, books, and e-books since January 1 for cities with more than 100,000 residents. While Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is number one, the rest of the list is dominated by big college towns.

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Graphic Statement: Geoff McFetridge's Fictional Map of L.A.

A visual interpretation of GOOD's Los Angeles-based 23rd issue.

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Quidditch World Cup Takes Manhattan Should Quidditch be an NCAA Sport? The Real-Life World Cup of a Fictional Sport

Thousands of somewhat athletic Harry Potter fans donned silly outfits and custom brooms to participate in the real life Quidditch World Cup.

Click through to see the brooms, slogan T-shirts and the special field.

Images: Allison Burtch

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