Imaginary Papers

Imaginary Papers is a quarterly newsletter from the Center for Science and the Imagination, focused on science fiction worldbuilding, futures thinking, and the unplumbed depths of the imagination. Each issue features brief, incisive pieces of writing from a diverse array of contributors, from scholars and journalists to cultural critics, designers, technologists, poets, and more. Check out our previous issues below, and subscribe today!

Banner image for Imaginary Papers, Issue 18, with the words "imaginary papers" cut out of a sheet of white paper, and the numeral 18 in a turquoise circle.

Alexis Lothian, David J. Staley & Joey Eschrich

Erin K. Wagner, Joe Tankersley & Joey Eschrich

David K. Seitz, Katherine Buse, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal & Joey Eschrich

Mateo Díaz Choza, Devan Hakkal & Joey Eschrich

Jenna N. Hanchey, Erin K. Wagner & Joey Eschrich

Text of "imaginary papers" cut away from white cardstock, brightly colored paper behind it. The number 13 is in a red circle on the left side.

Zoyander Street, Jason Tashea & Joey Eschrich

The text “Imaginary Papers 11” over a multicolored folded paper sculpture

Lafayette Cruise, Azucena Castro & Joey Eschrich

Pippa Goldschmidt, Paul Cockburn & Joey Eschrich

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Bob Beard & Joey Eschrich

Lena Nguyen, Dagmar Van Engen & Joey Eschrich

Damien P. Williams, Nilanjana Bhattacharjya & Joey Eschrich

Lisa Yin Han, Jonathon Keats & Ruth Wylie

A Blue rectangle with wavy maroon lines with the text "Imaginary Papers 5" in bold white text

Emma Kostopolus, Malik Toms, and Joey Eschrich

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Katherine Buse and Joey Eschrich

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Troy L. Wiggins, Kate Greene & Joey Eschrich

Indrapramit Das, Jessie Rack & Joey Eschrich

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Torie Bosch & Joey Eschrich

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