Writing The Future - coming in September!

In case you missed it, we made a big announcement last month. Following on from the success of Writing The Uncanny, Dead Ink will be publishing Writing The Future this September. There's a glorious cover reveal too - don't tell me those two volumes won't look pretty next to each other on your shelf...

The lineup was announced at the same time, but I can reveal a few more details here. The contributors are as follows, with a hint of what to expect from their essays:

Toby Litt on writing truly alien aliens
Nina Allan on J. G. Ballard
T. L. Huchu on science fiction as crystal ball
James Miller on the political act of writing eco-SF
Adam Marek on how to generate sci-fi ideas
Rachelle Atalla on the bleak landscape of dystopia
Anne Charnock on Margaret Atwood
Aliya Whiteley on the science in science fiction
Adam Roberts on H. G. Wells
Una McCormack on the similarities with historical fiction
Oliver K. Langmead on the future form of the novel
Marian Womack on the weird poetics of eco-SF
Maura McHugh on the legacy of 2000 AD

The book also has the usual introduction from myself and Richard V. Hirst, as well as recommended reading lists of 50 speculative short stories and 100 speculative novels.

The release date is officially set as 5 September 2023, and there will be more information closer to the time. In the meantime, make sure you pre-order your copy through your favourite bookseller, or direct from Dead Ink Books here.