Toronto 2033 is a collection of ten short fiction stories from a wide range of local sci-fi authors. Led by editor Jim Munroe, our authors speculate how the city and its residents will deal with numerous challenges: heat waves and rising lake water, gated neighbourhoods and suspicious neighbours, and memories of a global pandemic that tinge everyday interactions. Digital artist Mathew Borrett brings to life each story with ten remarkable illustrations of a future Toronto.
An additional five digital stories — two podcasts and three short films — will be published on the Toronto2033.com website (set to launch on Nov. 26th).
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“Toronto can feel like it’s controlled by ‘a bored social science researcher with their thumb on the fast-forward button’ (to quote William Gibson), but when science fiction writers use that high-speed reality to tell futuristic tales, it brings the city into focus: diverse, fraught, endangered, strong. A book for our moment and our city.”
• Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing, science fiction author
“It made me laugh, it made me think, it made me imagine alternate possibilities. It made me wonder if we don’t need a Department of Speculative Fiction at city hall helping guide the city, alongside the planners and accountants and lawyers.”
• Edward Keenan, urban affairs columnist, The Toronto Star
AUTHORS: Zainab Amadahy, Madeline Ashby, Al Donato, Kristyn Dunnion, Elyse Friedman, Paul Hong, Elan Mastai, Mari Ramsawakh, Karl Schroeder, Peter Watts
EDITOR: Jim Munroe; ILLUSTRATOR: Mathew Borrett; CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Matthew Blackett
SIZE: 8" x 8" / 20.32cm x 20.32cm
TYPE: Paperback, full-clour, perfect bound