Media

Blasim, Hassan. “The Gardens of Babylons.” In Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq, edited by Hassan Blasim, First U.S. edition. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2017. (PDF)

Yoss. A Planet for Rent. Translated by David Frye. Restless Books, 2015. (Download ePub) ATTENTION: A Planet For Rent includes discussions of prostitution, extreme sexual encounters, and graphic body horror. 
  • Sections
    • For Rent, One Planet, 1-2
    • Social Worker, 3-27
    • Mestizos, 28-30
    • Performing Death, 31-66
    • The World Human Parliament, 67-8
  • “Science fiction is the only literature today capable of capturing not only the decisions we’re making in the present but also the consequences these decisions can have on our future.” – Yoss
Liu, Cixin. “The Wandering Earth.” In The Wandering Earth. London, England: Head of Zeus, 2017. (Read the chapter as a sample here)

Geek of the Week

    • “Archigram’s Plug-In City shows that “pre-fabrication doesn’t have to be boring” | VDF.” YouTube, uploaded by Dezeen, 12 May 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3HPCarhOyg.

Theory and Commentary

Childs, Mark C. 2015. Learning from New Millennium Science Fiction Cities. Journal of Urbanism 8(1): 97-109.

Kochin, Rob & James Kneale. 2001. Science fiction or future fact? Exploring imaginative geographies in the new millennium. Progress in Human Geography 25(1):19-35.

Naffis-Sahely, André. “Shelf Life.” Nation 301, no. 11/12 (September 14, 2015): 37–37.

Other Materials

L.A. 2013 (a view from 1988)