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 arm of a spiral galaxy rose into the sky over a particular spot on the system’s […]
A collection of science fiction stories, art, and essays exploring human futures powered by solar energy, with an upbeat, solarpunk twist. What will it be like to live in the photon societies of tomorrow? How will a transition to clean, plentiful energy transform our values, markets, and politics?
A collection of short fiction about climate chaos and its aftermath, exploring a variety of possible futures for humans and the Earth, ranging across genres from science fiction and fantasy to literary fiction and prose poetry. Features a foreword from renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley […]
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 clinical therapy. In this novella, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Elizabeth Bear and artist Melissa […]
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 and advised by ASU sustainability scholar Dr. Paul Hirt, this original story envisions the near future […]
Why should we go to space? To learn more about the universe and our place in it? To extract resources and conduct commerce? To demonstrate national primacy and technological prowess? To live and thrive in radically different kinds of human communities? 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.
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, technology, and society. The story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature has become a cultural touchstone […]
What kinds of gripping confrontations and adventures might unfold in near space, above the clouds?
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.
A unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.
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.
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 an interview with renowned climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. Everything Change is free to download, read, […]
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.
In this volume, eleven young authors use science fiction storytelling to explore human futures shaped by excursions through space and time.
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.
Writer: Madeline Ashby Illustrator: Anthony Diecidue Expert Consultants: Carmen Quevado José Luis Echenausía Monroy Creative Director: Kiyash Monsef
One person’s utopia is another’s dystopia, but both perspectives have one thing in common—hope for humanity is taken away when all the questions are answered for us.
“What if I told you that the future could be found threaded through the words of this anthology? Would you believe it?” – Brian David Johnson, Futurist
This anthology unites twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff.
The stories gathered in this anthology give us a glimpse of possible scenarios for our future limited only by our own imagination.