Title: The Future Will Be Written By Robots
Authors: Zach Bartlett, Rick Claypool, Jennifer Flath, Brandon Getz, Shaunn Grulkowski, O’Brian Gunn, Marie Howalt, Kathy Joy, John Minichillo, Laura Morrison, Nate Ragolia, Greg Shemkovitz, Antoine Valot, and Angus Woodward
Editor: Laura Morrison
Meet that which you have made… and that which may become your maker.
Across twelve original shorts, The Future Will Be Written By Robots anthology tangles in the web of social media, questions what it means to be sentient or alive, ponders technology’s darkest impulses and greatest gifts, and even transcends this reality to touch gods. In these pages, Spaceboy authors and science fiction friends of the family, present their takes on the present, future, and the fantastic, imbuing these stories with optimism, imagination, innovation, cynicism, outright fear, and a werewolf, too! In brief, there’s something here for any reader, sci-fi lover or not.
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Price: $12.95 (6 x 9 paperback) $3.99 (Kindle ebook)
Release Date: 2/4/2020
Praise for The Future Will Be Written By Robots:
“Methodically indignant final words before an unapproachable apocalypse or the afterthought of the living left to deal with, well, living, The Future Will Be Written by Robots is a cacophony of words that reads like a Black Mirror episode wedged between a suburban nightmare and every sci-fi fan’s fantasy: a ticktock death clock, unapologetic voices that stand out from those that make sleep seem easy. Imagery rockets through worlds the reader won’t want to unimagine, and the fantastical is tangible, a hardcore opera meant for the lucid dreamers who never want to wake up. Robots may have written about the future, but the authors in this anthology have deciphered their words and have already dismantled them into meanings only the living will be able to comprehend.”
– Hillary Leftwich, author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock, editor at Heavy Feather Review
“21st Century problems call for 21st Century stories. This collection of shorts by Spaceboy Boys is ahead of its time. These stories, chock-full of often-humorous, often-dark social commentary remind us why we need science fiction now, maybe more than ever before. This eclectic collection points to just how much can be done with the written word, whether it’s the staccato, almost-poetic sentences of Rick Claypool’s Hate Machine or the experimental sixty-second countdown of Shaunn Grulkowski’s In A Neo Tokyo Minute. O’Brian Gunn begins his story True False Gods by announcing “Good news, dear reader. God is real, tangible, and very much in control,” and the same can be said of this important, intentional and fun collection.”
-Brice Maiurro, Poetry Editor for Suspect Press
“Spaceboy has carved a place for itself with this new anthology that centers squarely in the noble tradition of politically informed pulp. It offers boldly drawn narratives with a sharp, thoughtful edge tucked underneath the halftone colors and deceptively simple lines.”
-Selene dePackh, author of the Glitch in the System series