“The Wandering City,” by Usman T. Malik
A story about temporal anomalies, public spaces, and a new global consciousness.
Us in Flux: Conversations—Usman T. Malik and James Graham [Video—Past Event]
“A Cyber-Cuscuta Manifesto” by Regina Kanyu Wang
A story about big data, emerging life forms, and a plea for coexistence.
Us in Flux: Conversations—Regina Kanyu Wang and Athena Aktipis [Video–Past Event]
“Notice” by Sarah Pinsker
A tale of unanticipated mail and the limits of self-reliance.
Us in Flux: Conversations— Sarah Pinsker and Punya Mishra [Video–Past Event]
“Fourth and Most Important” by Nisi Shawl
A tale of coded messages, clandestine drone deliveries, and surprising alliances.
Us in Flux: Conversations— Nisi Shawl and Ayana Jamieson [Video–Past Event]
The Art of Us in Flux: An Interview with Nina Miller
A conversation about art that visualizes the future, creative expression in moments of crisis, and how art can be a path into fictional worlds.
“Skating Without Streetlights” by Tina Connolly
A story about virtual reality, friendship, and the unexpected benefits of impersonation.
Imaginary Papers: Issue 2
Indrapramit Das, Jessie Rack & Joey Eschrich
Us in Flux: Conversations— Tina Connolly and Dennis Bonilla [Video–Past Event]
“A Room of One’s Own” by Tochi Onyebuchi
A tale of quantum entanglement and self-care.
Us in Flux: Conversations—Tochi Onyebuchi and Michael G. Bennett [Video–Past Event]
“When We Call a Place Home” by Chinelo Onwualu
A utopian tale of historical memory, the dangers of forgetting…and vampires.
Us in Flux: Conversations—Chinelo Onwualu and Robert Evans [Video–Past Event]
“An Attempt at Exhausting My Deck” by Kij Johnson
A short story about backyard ecology, interspecies communities, careful observation, and solitude without loneliness.
Us in Flux: Conversations—Kij Johnson and Jessie Rack [Video—Past Event]
“The Parable of the Tares” by Christopher Rowe
A short story about food, monoculture, and communities that draw together the human and nonhuman.