“Possible Futures” in Vex Mosaic
My essay “Possible Futures: How Spec Fic Reengineers Reality” appears today in the online magazine Vex Mosaic. It’s about how fiction, and speculative fiction in particular, helps to shape our perspectives and influence society.
My involvement with Vex Mosaic can be traced back to a presentation about fiction writing that I attended at a recent Capclave. I asked a question from the audience, to which the moderator and each panelist responded with some variation of “I’m not sure what you’re talking about.” But fortunately the question did make sense to Dave Robison, Vex Mosaic’s founder, who happened to be sitting behind me. Before he left he handed me a call for submissions.