Sci-Fi Writers Urge Strapped Researchers to Keep Dreaming

Project Hieroglyph

Hieroglyph, a collaboration with Neal Stephenson, teams up authors with scientists, engineers and other researchers to write science fiction stories that envision a near future radically changed by technological innovation. The project aims to break out of the gloomy, dystopian rut that dominates so many of our visions of the future by inspiring people to think critically and creatively about science, technology and society. CSI hosted an online platform that enables quick, easy collaboration between writers and researchers and invites broad public participation. Learn more at hieroglyph.asu.edu.

Enough With Dystopias: It’s Time For Sci-Fi Writers To Start Imagining Better Futures

Project Hieroglyph on Slate’s Future Tense Channel

Slate magazine’s Future Tense channel is running a series of stories inspired by and excerpted from Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, exploring about the connections between science fiction storytelling, scientific discovery, public policy,

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Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation

Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
Neal Stephenson
Slate – Future Tense

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Don’t Diss Dystopias

Sci-fi’s warning tales are as important as its optimistic stories.
Ramez Naam
Slate – Future Tense

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Book Review: ‘Hieroglyph’ edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer

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The Dystopian City and Urban Policy

Science fiction has inspired scientists and political activists, but it should be an inspiration for municipal governments too.
Annalee Newitz
Slate – Future Tense

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Meeting My Protagonist

When I wrote a novel about a Nigerian space program, I didn’t expect it to be so close to the truth.
Deji Bryce Olukotun
Slate – Future Tense

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Project Hieroglyph Story: “The Day It All Ended”

A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
Charlie Jane Anders
Slate-Future Tense

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Only Science Fiction Can Save Us!

What sci-fi gets wrong about income inequality.
Lee Konstantinou
Slate – Future Tense

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Project Hieroglyph: Science fiction for better futures

Joey Eschrich
Robohub

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Forget the Tricorder

Why gadgets aren’t the coolest part of science fiction.
Joey Eschrich
Slate – Future Tense

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Project Hieroglyph Story: “Covenant”

A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
Elizabeth Bear
Slate – Future Tense

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Q&A: The sci-fi optimist

By Zeeya Merali, Nature

The book cover for Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future

Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an award-winning anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.

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Project Hieroglyph: Fighting society’s dystopian future

By Debbie Siegelbaum, BBC News

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What will it take to get us back to the Moon?

By Jekan Thanga, Boing Boing