This Spring 2020 issue comes as a high quality PDF packed with 106 pages of stories of our deindustrial future, an Editor's Introduction, a review of Richard Powers' novel The Overstory, and an extensive and thought-provoking letters to the editor section.
The world of today is a distant memory in many of the stories within, while in others the near future brings strange surprises. Baseball still reigns supreme in New England as the rest of the world falls apart, somehow never negating the false hopes of small-town citizens. In a Greenland remade by climate change, a mysterious girl transforms the life of a strange young boy. Meanwhile, a surprising message from another solar system may hold important truths about our own civilization-while in another story, the last remnants of a perished society await in a cave, harboring their own truths about the new world outside. These stories and more bring us ways of imagining the future that awaits us all, asking us important questions about the realities of today, and what they may become tomorrow.