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Jonathan Alexander

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Jonathan Alexander. Jonathan is Professor of English and Informatics at The University of California, Irvine and author of books such as Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship (2016) and…

Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020

What would our world look like if we actually respected and lived within planetary boundaries? We’re excited to announce our third global climate fiction short story contest. Learn more…

Imaginary Papers: Issue 1

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Torie Bosch & Joey Eschrich

YACHT

This episode of The Imagination Desk features the band YACHT or Young Americans Challenging High Technology. We spoke with them about their new album Chain Tripping and it’s use of machine learning.

Paolo Bacigalupi

This episode of The Imagination Desk features science fiction heavy-weight Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife and Shipbreaker. We caught up with him in this bonus episode to discuss the changes in his writing process as well as his latest proj…

Maureen McHugh

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Maureen McHugh. Maureen is an author and narrative designer who has worked on some of the biggest transmedia stories and alternate reality games (ARGs) in the history of the medium including The Beast for S…

Matt Derby

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Matt Derby. Matt is a writer and designer who works on innovative media projects where these two disciplines meet. Matt is a designer at the game studio Harmonix, the co-writer of the serialized fiction pod…

Anne Cofell Saunders

Our first interview for The Imagination Desk features Anne Cofell Saunders. Anne is an award-winning TV writer and producer, who has worked on some of the most popular genre shows of the past decade including Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, Smallville, an…

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Stargate SG-1

A classic work of military science fiction TV, Stargate SG-1 plunges humans into a new cosmology shaped by stargates: devices that create wormholes, enabling near-instantaneous travel across vast distances of

Illustration from Lee Konstantinou's short story "Burned-Over Territory," showing a person with a shaved head and an earring seated, facing away, against a black background, with camera drones hovering around their head.

Future Tense Fiction Book Launch: Washington, DC

Join us to celebrate the launch of Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow, a new anthology of science fiction from Future Tense, with France Córdova, director of the National Science

Climate Justice in India

Upcoming book project

Future Tense Fiction: Double Spiral

By Marcy Kelly

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,

Future Tense Fiction: What the Dead Man Said

By Chinelo Onwualu

Future Tense Fiction Book Launch: San Francisco

Join us 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 Annalee Newitz, Meg Elison,

Future Tense Fiction Book Launch: Phoenix

Join us 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 Paolo Bacigalupi and Maureen

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Max Headroom

A true 1980s pop-culture oddity, Max Headroom is a cyberpunk satire of the 21st century where the world is controlled by a cabal of shadowy, ruthless TV networks (example: “off”

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Star Trek: Discovery

The first Trek series born in the age of Prestige TV, Star Trek: Discovery presents a gritty, stubbornly weird, and ethically challenging take on Trek‘s spacefaring, post-scarcity future. Discovery asks

Announcing Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow

by Torie Bosch, SLATE

Review: Future Tense Fiction

Kirkus Reviews