In addition to the Hieroglyph anthology events I’m doing in NYC and DC this month, I’ll also be at Bakka-Phoenix Books in Toronto this Saturday, the 13th, at 3pm to launch the book locally with my pal and fellow contributor Karl Schroeder. The book actually comes out tomorrow, 9 September, so there will be plenty of copies if you’d like them signed.
If you’d like to read more about the anthology, check out this BBC piece on the subject:
Konstantinou admits he was initially sceptical about the nature of Project Hieroglyph, worrying it would “white-wash negative aspects of our reality [and be] too Pollyanna-ish”.
Instead, he now sees the medium as a way to spur creative thinking.
“It’s not the job of the science fiction writer to create a blueprint for the future, but it’s part of a collaboration with the reader to think hard about problems and to think about how people working together might overcome them.”
And an excerpt will also be available from my story “By The Time We Get to Arizona” (about the future of immigration and surveillance in corporate-sponsored bordertowns) soon, so stay tuned.