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Deep Dream: Science Fiction Exploring the Future of Art (Twelve Tomorrows)

Deep Dream: Science Fiction Exploring the Future of Art (Twelve Tomorrows)

Current price: $22.95
Publication Date: October 8th, 2024
The MIT Press


Ten acclaimed writers imagine the future of art across space and time.

In this volume from the Twelve Tomorrows series, Deep Dream, ten writers imagine the different ways in which art forms might evolve, devolve, shift, and transform in the decades and centuries to come. They consider how the rapid progress of technology will interact with different mediums of art or give rise to new ones, and what the lives and inner worlds of different kinds of artists might look like in the future as they adapt to rapidly shifting eras amidst anthropogenic global threats like climate change and fascism.

Contributors include award-winning authors and artists from around the world, with a strong focus on South Asia; three of the contributors are from India or Sri Lanka. Readers will also find in this collection American science-fiction legend Bruce Sterling and Egyptian counter-cultural cartoonist, visual artist, and writer Ganzeer, as well as artist Diana Scherer, one of the pioneers in bio tech art. The volume also includes an interview with noted science fiction publisher and editor Neil Clarke, who discusses the future of art and the ways in which the science fiction short fiction market has responded to the introduction of AI-generated fiction and art.

Samit Basu, Vajra Chandrasekera, Neil Clarke, Aliette de Bodard, Ganzeer, Cassandra Khaw, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Archita Mittra, Sloane Leong, Bruce Sterling, Wole Talabi, Lavie Tidhar. Artwork by Diana Scherer.

About the Author

Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel The Devourers and the Shirley Jackson Award for his short fiction. His work has appeared in, Slate, Clarkesworld, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. He is an Octavia E. Butler Scholar.