Overview

Explore the technological wilderness across more than 160 pages of forward-thinking fact, fiction and opinion. Meet Smari McCarthy and the isolationists building a digital fortress in Iceland’s wilderness; heed the call of the wild with Kim Stanley Robinson and the ultraliters; and join Frank Swain as he trespasses his way across the once public spaces of our forbidden cities.

Urban paranoias and human possibilities throw off sparks in Forever...
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Arc 1.4: Forever alone drone

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Overview

Explore the technological wilderness across more than 160 pages of forward-thinking fact, fiction and opinion. Meet Smari McCarthy and the isolationists building a digital fortress in Iceland’s wilderness; heed the call of the wild with Kim Stanley Robinson and the ultraliters; and join Frank Swain as he trespasses his way across the once public spaces of our forbidden cities.

Urban paranoias and human possibilities throw off sparks in Forever Alone Drone’s bumper crop of stories. Jack Womack’s first short work in 17 years is set in his signature ultra-exploitative New York. Nancy Kress’s city feels more congenial, but proves no less forgiving of human folly. Robert Reed’s blasted and disfigured streets provide a bitterly ironic backdrop to a tale of the world’s salvation, while Liz Jensen’s nurse offers push-button closure to a city’s dying. Bruce Sterling builds a new urban experience out of mud and virtual reality, while new talent Romie Stott takes the anonymity of the singles bar pick-up to its logical, extreme, and surprisingly humane conclusion.

Also in Forever Alone Drone, American writer Madeline Ashby finds herself trapped inside a hostile America; Sumit Paul-Choudhury keeps to the shadows as he traces drone culture back to Voyager 2; and Simon Ings goes wandering Under Tomorrow’s Sky.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015729757
  • Publisher: New Scientist
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Series: Arc Volume 1 , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 630,466
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

MADELINE ASHBY is a science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant living in Toronto.
SIMON BARRACLOUGH is the author of the Forward-shortlisted 'Los Alamos Mon Amour' (Salt 2008), 'Bonjour Tetris' (Penned in the Margins 2010), 'Neptune Blue' (Salt 2011) and is editor of 'Psycho Poetica' (Sidekick Books 2012).
SIMON INGS’s latest novel is Dead Water, set among the tramp lines and pirate syndicates of the Indian Ocean.
LIZ JENSEN’s genre-crossing fiction has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in London and Copenhagen.
NANCY KRESS has won four Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. She lives in Seattle with her husband, SF writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world's most spoiled toy poodle.
SMARI MCCARTHY is executive director at the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI) and co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society.
SUMIT PAUL-CHOUDHURY edits New Scientist by day, acts as editor-in-chief of Arc by moonlight and wins mild acclaim for his fiction by night.
ROBERT REED won a Hugo Award in 2007 for his novella, "A Billion Eves". He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and daughter.
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON IS a science fiction writer who spends his spare time in the Sierra Nevada of California.
BRUCE STERLING is a novelist, technology journalist and teacher of industrial design. His most recent book is a collection of short stories titled Gothic High-Tech.
ROMIE STOTT is an author and filmmaker who writes stories about existentialism and spaceships.
FRANK SWAIN is a science writer preoccupied with how our innovations shape our future and ourselves. His first book How to Make a Zombie is out next spring.
JON TURNEY is a science writer, and author of The Rough Guide to the Future (2010). In previous lives he has been features editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and a senior lecturer at UCL.
JACK WOMACK is the author of Ambient, Terraplane, Heathern, Elvissey, Going Going Gone and Let's Put the Future Behind Us. The Man Who Saved the Twentieth Century is the first story he has written in seventeen years.
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