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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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

Chapter 2

Girl In Wave : Wave in Girl

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Chapter 3

By the Time We Get To Arizona

Madeline Ashby

Chapter 4

The Man Who Sold the Moon

Cory Doctorow

Chapter 5

Johnny Appledrone vs. the FAA

Lee Konstantinou

Chapter 6

Degrees of Freedom

Karl Schroeder

Chapter 7

Two Scenarios for the Future of Solar Energy

Annalee Newitz

Chapter 8

A Hotel in Antarctica

Geoffrey Landis

Chapter 9


James L. Cambias

Chapter 10

The Man Who Sold the Stars

Gregory Benford

Chapter 11


Vandana Singh

Chapter 12

Elephant Angels

Brenda Cooper

Chapter 13


Elizabeth Bear

Chapter 14

Quantum Telepathy

Rudy Rucker

Chapter 15

Transition Generation

David Brin

Chapter 16

The Day It All Ended

Charlie Jane Anders

Chapter 17

Tall Tower

Bruce Sterling