I am guest-editing a special issue of Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. We are looking for proposals from academics of all disciplines, and from industry, policy, and practice backgrounds, on the theme of speculative fiction in relation to prediction, innovation, and futures.
We seek contributions that are carefully grounded in research, while also being clear, engaging, and suitable for a broad audience (including non-academics).
The Crunch is the story I wrote for the CyberSalon event on the future of the high street. It’s one of those stories where the more I researched and thought about the future of our communal spaces, our town centres, the more layers I wanted to include in the story.
But, with only six minutes reading time to play with—well, see for yourself.