Illustration for Emily St. John Mandel's story "Mr. Thursday." Stylized image of a person in the background looking at a yellow car through a window, and another person in the foreground with their hand up, as if to say "stop."

Future Tense Fiction Book Launch: New York



Join us at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice to celebrate the launch of Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow, a new anthology of science fiction from Future Tense, with award-winning fiction authors Emily St. John Mandel and Mark Oshiro (and more special guests, to be announced). The event is free and open to the public.

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, edited and assembled by Future Tense, a partnership of Slate magazine, ASU, and New America that explores emerging technologies and their transformative effects on culture, society, and public policy. The book features stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Emily St. John Mandel, Charlie Jane Anders, Paolo Bacigalupi, Madeline Ashby, Mark Oshiro, Meg Elison, Maureen F. McHugh, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Hannu Rajaniemi, Lee Konstantinou, and Mark Stasenko, plus Annalee Newitz’s “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis,” winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and Nnedi Okorafor’s “Mother of Invention,” a Locus Award finalist.

In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly wrote that the book is a “dynamic, dud-free anthology” which “provides gripping, convincing glimpses into various near futures that explore the interrelated advancement of technology, society, and human nature.” In another starred review, Kirkus wrote, “Because of the diversity of its authorship, this anthology does more than imagine what the world might be like if all of our perspectives were included. Instead, it moves past the picture of representation to a clear, uncompromising, imaginative look at just what it is we are all included in.”