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

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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


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


Illustrations: Jonathan Djob Nkondo

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


A strain of science fiction called visionary fiction empowers activists, artists, and organizers to seed a better future

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‘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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Big Technology

A little dystopian thinking can go a long way

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google logos superimposed over another image of a hand reaching for an open laptop.
Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google logos superimposed over another image of a hand reaching for an open laptop.
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Illustrations: Jinhwa Jang


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


Why I Made This Future

A Q+A with the novelist Tim Maughan, whose disturbing future predictions have had an unfortunate habit of coming true

The container ship Hyundai Fortune on fire with dark pillows of smoke.
The container ship Hyundai Fortune on fire with dark pillows of smoke.
Hyundai Fortune incurring severe damage from a fire. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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