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

Illustration: Jinhwa Jang


Illustrations: Jonathan Djob Nkondo

This peerless short story by visionary fiction writer Octavia Butler examines the legacy — and future — of colonization and human bondage


Eliot Peper’s new science fiction thriller ‘Veil’ imagines a world in which the wealthy and powerful can hijack the climate at will

An illustration of the Earth balancing on a triangular peak, tilting toward one side
An illustration of the Earth balancing on a triangular peak, tilting toward one side
Image: Daniel Grizelj/Photodisc/Getty Images


What ‘Blade Runner,’ cyberpunk, and Octavia Butler had to say about the age we’re entering now

Photo: Ning Li/Getty Images


Illustrations: Eva Redamonti

The celebrated sci-fi author returns with a novel set in an alternate — but familiar — timeline


The author of ‘Annihilation’ returns to the post-apocalyptic world of ‘Borne’

Illustration: Mario Tauchi


A work of informed speculative fiction

A GIF of various iPhone, Selfie, Explosion, and Lightning emojis spinning in a circle.
A GIF of various iPhone, Selfie, Explosion, and Lightning emojis spinning in a circle.


Future Human

The author of ‘The Martian’ and ‘Artemis’ offers a vision of a future where computers rule

Illustration by Waneella

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