Writing the Future anthology published by Dead Ink

It’s publication day for Writing the Future, an anthology of essays edited by Dan Coxon and Richard V Hirst, and published by Dead Ink. My contribution is a Spotlight essay on Margaret Atwood titled “The Shifting Sands of Plausibility. Reflections on The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Cover design by Luke Bird. Typeset by Laura Jones.

I am delighted to find myself in fine company in this book! According to the back cover blurb:

Writing the Future gathers some of the best contemporary writers of science fiction, speculative fiction, dystopia and eco-fiction to explain their craft and explore the many worlds upon which our imaginations might land.

Here is the full list of contributors:

Nina Allan, Rachelle Atalla, Anne Charnock, Tendai Huchu, Oliver Langmead, Toby Litt, Adam Marek, Una McCormack, Maura McHugh, James Miller, Adam Roberts, Aliya Whiteley, Marian Womack.

The collection has received praise from the Australian author of Ghost Species, James Bradley:

A marvellous combination of critical insight and reflections on practice, Writing the Future doesn’t just offer an array of fascinating perspectives on the ways speculative modes enlarge and illuminate the world that is taking shape around us, it opens up new ways of thinking about the business of creating those worlds.

And From Adrian Tchaikovsy, author of Children of Time:

A glittering array of ideas and analysis from some of the most incisive minds in the business.

Writing the Future is a follow-on from Dead Ink’s award-winning anthology Writing the Uncanny. You can order these books from your favourite bookstore or order direct from Dead Ink.