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Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future

This anthology unites twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries—among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson—to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world.

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Editors
Kathryn Cramer is a writer, critic, and anthologist, and coeditor of the Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best Science Fiction series with David G. Hartwell. She is a winner of the World Fantasy Award and has received numerous nominations and awards for her work as editor. Her fiction has been published by Tor.com, Asimov’s, and Nature. She lives in Westport, New York.
Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English. He has worked as a journalist at Time, Slate, and Popular Science. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chapter 1

Atmosphæra Incognita

Neal Stephenson

Illustration for Neal Stephenson's "Atmosphaera Incognita," by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 2

Girl In Wave : Wave in Girl

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 3

By the Time We Get To Arizona

Madeline Ashby

Illustration by Daniel Leivick

Chapter 4

The Man Who Sold the Moon

Cory Doctorow

Illustration by Nina Miller

Chapter 5

Johnny Appledrone vs. the FAA

Lee Konstantinou

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 6

Degrees of Freedom

Karl Schroeder

Illustration by Nina Miller

Chapter 7

Two Scenarios for the Future of Solar Energy

Annalee Newitz

Illustration by Nina Miller

Chapter 8

A Hotel in Antarctica

Geoffrey Landis

Illustration by Nina Miller

Chapter 9

Periapsis

James L. Cambias

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 10

The Man Who Sold the Stars

Gregory Benford

Illustration for Gregory Benford's "The Man Who Sold the Stars," by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 11

Entanglement

Vandana Singh

Illustration by Nina Miller

Chapter 12

Elephant Angels

Brenda Cooper

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 13

Covenant

Elizabeth Bear

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 14

Quantum Telepathy

Rudy Rucker

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 15

Transition Generation

David Brin

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger

Chapter 16

The Day It All Ended

Charlie Jane Anders

Illustration by Lauren Pedersen

Chapter 17

Tall Tower

Bruce Sterling

Illustration by Haylee Bolinger