Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow

Future Tense Fiction is a collection of electrifying original stories from a veritable who’s-who of authors working in speculative literature and science fiction today.

A disease surveillance robot whose social programming gets put to the test. A future in which everyone receives universal basic income—but it’s still not enough. A futuristic sport, in which all the athletes have been chemically and physically enhanced. An A.I. company that manufactures a neural bridge allowing ordinary people to share their memories. Brimming with excitement and exploring new ideas, the stories collected by the editors of Future Tense are philosophically ambitious and haunting in their creativity. At times terrifying and heartwrenching, hilarious and optimistic, this is a collection that ushers in a new age for our world and for the short story.

A partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University, Future Tense explores how emerging technologies will change the way we live, in reality and fiction.

Stories by: Charlie Jane Anders, Madeline Ashby, Paolo Bacigalupi, Meg Elison, Lee Konstantinou, Carmen Maria Machado, Emily St. John Mandel, Maureen F. McHugh, Annalee Newitz, Nnedi Okorafor, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Mark Oshiro, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Mark Stasenko

Edited by: Kirsten Berg, Torie Bosch, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn, Andrés Martinez, and Juliet Ulman