Short Fiction Choices

Earth's Future
Octavia Butler's "Speech Sounds" (the human races loses the ability to speak)
Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" (kid virtual space soldiers)
Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report" (people punished for crimes it is predicted they will commit)
E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops" (people live in a giant machine city. And it stops)
Yann Martel's "We Ate the Children Last" (future genetic experiments)
Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" (government demands all talent be eradicated to make society truly equal)

Cool Tech
Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" (time travel to hunt T-Rexes)
Lena Coakley's "Mirror Image" (brain transplants become possible/teen girl body image troubles)
Isaac Asimov's "Satisfaction Guaranteed" (housewife tries out handsome house android)
Mike Resnick's "Old Macdonald Had A Farm" (science creates creepy food animals who want to be eaten)
Robert Heinlein's "By His Bootstraps" (man uses time travel to interfere in his own time line)
James Blish's "Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever" (time travel complicates Kirk's love life)
Stephen King's "The Jaunt" (teleportation between planets is invented, horror ensues)
Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt" (children get too into their virtual jungle)
Fun Offworld

Isaac Asimov's "Runaround" (malfunctioning robot)
Ray Bradbury's "All Summer In A Day" (earth kids attending school on Venus)
H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" (a foreign colour from space infects a country farm)
Poul Anderson's "Duel on Syrtis" (big game hunter hunts indigenous martian on the martian's own turf)
James Blish's "Star Trek: Arena" (Captain Kirk trapped on planet with intelligent dinosaur creature)