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, and real-world innovation. Check back to this post for updates as more pieces are published!

Elizabeth Bear, “Story: Covenant”

Joey Eschrich, “Forget the Tricorder: Why gadgets aren’t the coolest part of science fiction”

Ed Finn, “The Inspiration Drought: Why our science fiction needs new dreams”

Lee Konstantinou, “Only Science Fiction Can Save Us! What sci-fi gets wrong about income inequality”

Charlie Jane Anders, “Story: The Day It All Ended”

Deji Bryce Olukotun, “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”

Patric M. Verrone, “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow: How Futurama‘s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare”

Annalee Newitz, “The Dystopian City and Urban Policy”

Ramez Naam, “Don’t Diss Dystopias: Sci-fi’s warning tales are as important as its optimistic stories”

Neal Stephenson, “Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation”

Joelle Renstrom, “Almost Humane: What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war”