Thursday, August 14, 2008

Seeds of Change

I think that one of the things that science fiction can do well is provide fresh and thought-provoking insight into current social and political issues. Seeds of Change is a new anthology edited by John Joseph Adams that focuses on those sorts of stories:
Gathering stories by nine of today’s most incisive minds, Seeds of Change confronts the pivotal issues facing our society today: racism, global warming, peak oil, technological advancement, and political revolution. Many serve as a call to action. How will you change with the future?
Authors include Tobias S. Buckell, Ken MacLoed, K.D. Wentworth, Jeremiah Tolbert, Mark Budz, Ted Kosmatka, Blake Charlton, Jay Lake and Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. The selections I've read (freely available on the Seeds of Change web site) are thought provoking without sacrificing the entertainment value of the story.

Several of the stories have biological themes:
And, of course there is a trailer:

Download the free stories and excerpts in PDF, HTML or Mobipocket format.
Purchase Seeds of Change at Amazon.com

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