speculative

Film

[Premiere] Imagine a Future Where Pets Are Bio-Engineered to Look Like You

Alexey Marfin's 'Blue-Eyed Me' shows a future world where our DNA is commodified and nothing is unique.
Kevin Holmes
1.14.16
Art

Could This Be the Tuscan Vineyard of the Future?

'Supertuscan': For the refined (and armageddon-ready) palette.
Annie Armstrong
7.12.15
Terraform

​Like a Sea Cucumber

My avatar looked sharper all the time. Smoother motion algorithms, deeper skin fractals, heavier AI. Somewhere in the cloud, his huge, artificially intelligent personality was slyly crunching.
Rudy Rucker
6.29.15
Terraform

A Song For You

A tale about the future of love, war, and music, as told by a decapitated android.
Jennifer Marie Brissett
5.11.15
Art

Here's the Apocalyptic Painting Leonardo DiCaprio Just Purchased

The actor reportedly bought 'Nachlass, 2015' by Jean-Pierre Roy at PULSE.
Becky Chung
3.6.15
Art

Liam Young's Animated Cities Imagine the Near-Future in 4K

A series of imaginary city animations set the backdrop for new short stories by sci-fi authors Jeff Noon, Pat Cadigan and Tim Maughan. Read them here.
Kevin Holmes
2.17.15
Terraform

Inter-Exo

They’ve had general education on the body, the way sex works for normal people. But they're not normal people.
Julie Steinbacher
2.16.15
Terraform

Re-Homing

​We wanted to get a child but it wasn’t in our budget. So we looked online—Bill chose an adorable girl with pigtails and expensive looking eyes. It’s exciting, getting a remaindered child.
Debbie Urbanski
1.19.15
Terraform

Faster Now

Some decades ago, neuroscientists discovered that the moment of nowness is actually a composite of everything we've experienced in the past fifteen seconds. Naturally, somebody decided to hack this. Thus were born the now-tweakers.
Paul Di Filippo
12.29.14
Terraform

Disconnect

You know I love you, and that I have no prejudices against cutting-edge technology. But, I just—I need you as a person. Not as a machine.
Cassandra Khaw
12.15.14
Terraform

King Tide

Some particular trick of the moon, the weather, and the Earth's closeness to the sun had pulled the tide all the way to 5th Avenue, a good half-block further uphill than usual.
Alison Wilgus
12.1.14
Terraform

​Huxleyed Into the Full Orwell

The First Amendment Area was a good 800 yards from the courthouse, an imposing cage of chicken-wire and dangling zip-cuffs.
Cory Doctorow
11.17.14
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