Lincoln Michel’s debut novel is a surreal sci-fi noir investigating a scandalous death in a futuristic, pharmaceutical-fueled baseball league.
A digital film speculates colonies in the desert.
TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.
On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.
Lafawndah extends outward, drawing on the emotionally charged myths of N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy to guide her.
On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.
One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”
The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.
A world in which quiet beauty can still intercept brutality and corruption.
On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.
Featuring selections by Sasha Bonét, Lisa Borst, Nicholas Elliott, Mark Harwood, and more.
The New York-based artist discusses collaboration, deskilling, and life after the end of the world.
Ancient music to accompany a sci-fi novel.
Conducting a posthumous interview with science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler.
“Resistance and change often begin in art.”
Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”
Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean
If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.
Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.