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Ella the Electron

Ella the Electron tells the story of a single electron traveling through a silicon solar cell. Using metaphorical language and illustrations, Ella introduces people of all ages to the concept

An illustration of a globe with representations of solar energy, forests, factories, and other technologies.

Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Volume III

A collection of short stories by writers from around the world, exploring the climate crisis and how human responses to it will shape the futures we will inhabit.

Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

Our second collection of solar futures, Cities of Light, follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, but with a twist, leveraging the unique cultures, economies, and geographies of Chicago, San Juan, San Antonio, and Portland to inform and explore a dialogue about post-carbon cities in possible future visions of the United States.

Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow

An anthology of mind-bending science fiction short stories by some of the top authors in the field, drawn from our Future Tense Fiction project. How will living with scientific upheaval and technological transformation change the world–and us?

Approaches to Light

From 5:49 to 6:17 on the morning April 13, 2019, four groups of people quietly contemplated the same astronomical phenomenon. The modest star of a solar system on the outer

The Weight of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

Our first collection of solar futures, The Weight of Light, puts comparative design at the heart of the solar project. Just how different might solar-powered futures be?

Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Volume II

Everything Change, Volume II features 10 stories from our 2018 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, along with a foreword by our lead judge, renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson.

We Have Always Died in the Castle

Virtual reality technology is no longer confined to computer-science labs and high-tech theme parks. Today, head-mounted goggles, sensors, and haptic control systems are tools for immersive journalism, professional development, and

A Year Without a Winter

Named one of the top art books of 2019 by The New York Times Today, weather extremes brought about by climate change pose relentless cognitive and imaginative challenges. Beyond news

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045 is a science-based comic book for 5th through 8th  grade students from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. Created by award-winning comics authors

Cover for Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A collection of space Futures. Edited by Ed Finn and Joey Eschrich. Photo of the inside of a futuristic space station. A ship and planet can be seen outside the window.

Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures

Why should we go to space?  Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities takes on the challenge of imagining new stories at the intersection of public and private—narratives that use the economic and social history of exploration, as well as current technical and scientific research, to inform scenarios for the future of the “new space” era.

The Rightful Place of Science: Frankenstein

Edited by Megan Halpern, Joey Eschrich, and Jathan Sadowski Two hundred years after its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus continues to speak to modern concerns about science,

Cover for Overview Stories in the Stratosphere

Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere

What kinds of gripping confrontations and adventures might unfold in near space, above the clouds?

Ulises I

Ulises I is an art mission to space by the Colectivo Espacial Mexicano. This is a personal journal, photographic record, and collection of essays documenting the mission, by Juan José Díaz Infante and other collaborators. Note: This is a beta version of the Ulises I book.

Frankenstein Book Cover Frankenstein written in angular typeface. Written by Mary Shelley. Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of all kinds. Edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert

Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

A unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.

What Algorithms Want

In this book, Ed Finn considers how the algorithm—in practical terms, “a method for solving a problem”—has its roots not only in mathematical logic but also in cybernetics, philosophy, and magical thinking.

Cover for Everything Change An Anthology of Climate Fiction. Foreword by Kim Stanley Robinson. Interview with Paolo Bacigalupi. Edited by Manjana Milkoreit Meredith Martinez and Joey Eschrich

Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction

Everything Change features twelve stories from our 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest along with along with a foreword by science fiction legend and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and

Cover for Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals. Edited by Michele Speitz and Joey Eschrich Designed by Ariel Shamas. Blurred photo for tree branches.

Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals

The stories were created by students in “Slow Catastrophes, Speculative Futures, Science & Imagination: Rewriting and Rethinking Sustainability,” a course designed and taught by Dr. Michele Speitz at Furman University in South Carolina. The course and the stories were inspired by Project Hieroglyph, and particularly by our first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins, 2014), which the students read and discussed throughout the course.

Journeys Through Time and Space

In this volume, eleven young authors use science fiction storytelling to explore human futures shaped by excursions through space and time.

Living Tomorrow

In this volume, 11 young authors use science fiction storytelling to explore a diverse range of possible futures shaped by biological and environmental challenges and solutions.