The Island, by Elsa Sjunneson
A story about ability and disability, journalism, and creating adaptable communities.
Sympathy, by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
A story by Suyi Davies Okungbowa about children, robots, and bureaucracy.
University, Speaking, by Phoebe Wagner
A story by Phoebe Wagner about reimagining universities as radically open to their communities, and better attuned to addressing local challenges.
Becoming Birch, by Carter Meland
A story by Carter Meland about rock music, unexpected connections, and northern Minnesota forests.
“Tomorrow Is Another Daze” by Ernest Hogan
A story about Aztlán, creative reuse, and making technology work for you.
“Even God Has a Place Called Home” by Ray Mwihaki
A story about environmental health, technophilia, and transcendence.Conversations—Ray Mwihaki and Christopher Rowe
“The Wandering City,” by Usman T. Malik
A story about temporal anomalies, public spaces, and a new global consciousness.
“A Cyber-Cuscuta Manifesto” by Regina Kanyu Wang
A story about big data, emerging life forms, and a plea for coexistence.
“Notice” by Sarah Pinsker
A tale of unanticipated mail and the limits of self-reliance.
“Fourth and Most Important” by Nisi Shawl
A tale of coded messages, clandestine drone deliveries, and surprising alliances.
“Skating Without Streetlights” by Tina Connolly
A story about virtual reality, friendship, and the unexpected benefits of impersonation.
“A Room of One’s Own” by Tochi Onyebuchi
A tale of quantum entanglement and self-care.
“When We Call a Place Home” by Chinelo Onwualu
A utopian tale of historical memory, the dangers of forgetting…and vampires.
“An Attempt at Exhausting My Deck” by Kij Johnson
A short story about backyard ecology, interspecies communities, careful observation, and solitude without loneliness.
“The Parable of the Tares” by Christopher Rowe
A short story about food, monoculture, and communities that draw together the human and nonhuman.