JOE CAMPBELL AND OSCAR OLDERSHAW
Dare you pass The Gatekeeper, to see what lies beyond?
Introductory Essay: ‘Now That We’re Free, Where Are We Going?’
A sift through some territories, maps and plans.
FRANCIS PATRICK BRADY
The Mundane Edda and the Tale of Forty-six Thousand, Six-Hundred and Fifty-Six
You are a science-fiction writer, sat in front of your desk. A blank Word document is open on the screen in front of you. Have a six-sided die to hand and prepare for immersion.
Who inherits the earth?
Hinterland Shift (Part 3 of 9)
Deeper into the dreamy weave with Emily, Kai and the Captain.
Some of Earth’s scattered seedlings step outside their time-bubble, into the whims of a gestating world.
A Voyage To Arcturus (Redux)
A neo-Lovecraftian marriage of the extraterrestrial to the encephalic. The setting is Arcturus, ‘where hope flies like a bat before dashing its brains out on a nearby rock’.
“I Need to Create New Worlds”
An Interview with Holly Childs, discussing her book Danklands.
Dust Farm Work Song
New growth hybrid with commerce in this Pythian, pythonic oracle.
An audio version of this piece, read by Ian Hatcher is available on litfmag.com.
Proposal For Reworking Gothia Towers Into Huge Hug Headquarters
Bold plan for repurposing a new building development in Gothenburg.
A survey of childrens’ entries to the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest.
JAMES W. HEDGES
Saturn’s moon is rendered habitable; it takes centuries.
All is deemed unknown until named and classified.
An experiment with time goes awry.
In the beginning, there was light; in the end, entropy awaits.
Machines Of Loving Grace Emoticons 1 & 2
Take a trip down Garfield’s tongue; see where you land.
Living in the Future Latinamerican
Greetings, Old World! from The New World of the future.
There Is Still Time For This Not To Happen
‘Because the future still has a right to a future, sweet-smelling despite its dreadlocked and unshowered appearance.’
Interpersonal space yawns, wide and black.
QUENTIN S. CRISP
A bold attempt to describe that most ineffable of places, times, or states, New Autumn.
Cove Of Meadows
A world viewed from above, like an amoebum under the microscope.
DANIEL KELLER & ELLA PLEVIN
No EXIT, no Voice; drivetime dialogue with future celebribrats Kai Zuckerberg and Dalston Kutcher.
QR encoded composition hidden within file-shared commercial mp3 sonogram, region 15.7kHz-21.7kHz. Mp3 extracted and redistributed through Soulseek.
A speculative planetscape, realized in fine maquette detail.
Psychedelic, Memphian geometries.
“Clearly The Future May Follow Many Paths, Some More Desirable Than Others”
Strategies to signpost danger, way into the far-distant future.