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A Q&A with the acclaimed science fiction author and inventor of better futures

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These 21 books about technology and its impact on society are crucial to understanding our fractious future

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Read OneZero’s interview with author Anna Wiener

“Uncanny Valley” author Anna Wiener. Photo: Kelsey McClellan, as seen in OneZero’s February Q&A.


If anyone has any ideas about what the hell is going to happen this week, it’s speculative fiction writers

Illustration: Jinhwa Jang


From ‘Parable of the Sower’ to ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ these works of visionary fiction will help you conceptualize and create a more just world

Photo illustration sources (Getty Images): FatCamera; Westend61; Atlantide Phototravel; Linnea Rheborg


These early and overlooked books revealed Facebook was plagued from the start — and are crucial to understanding it now


‘New Atlantis’, Francis Bacon’s pioneering work of proto-science fiction, has just been reissued. Here’s why it still matters.

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Illustrations: Jinhwa Jang


What the long history of the autonomous vehicle reveals about its fast-approaching future

Vintage illustration of a family of four playing a board game, while their futuristic electric car automatically drives itself, 1957. Image: GraphicaArtis/Getty Images


How the military is growing a cottage industry of sci-fi writer consultants to help it predict the nature of tomorrow’s conflicts

Photo illustration, sources: David H. Wells, Coneyl Jay/Getty Images

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