Twelve Tomorrows 2013 (Paperback)
Mit Press, 9780262535588, 200pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Originally launched in 2011 by MIT Technology Review, the Twelve Tomorrows series explores the future implications of emerging technologies through the lens of fiction. Featuring a diverse collection of authors, characters, and stories rooted in contemporary real-world science, each volume in the series offers conceivable and inclusive stories of the future, celebrating and continuing the genre of "hard" science fiction pioneered by authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein.
The 2013 edition of Twelve Tomorrows begins with an interview with Neal Stephenson, which is followed by Paul McAuley's charming Western set among mutating a-life organisms and a story by Peter Wat about editorial cover-ups for escaped biofuel microbes that cause spontaneous human combustion. Other contributors include Brian Aldiss, Nancy Fulda, and Greg Egan. Color illustrations by Richard Powers accompany the texts.