Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
January 10, 2017
David Brin, Hugo award-winning author of The Uplift War and Writer-in-Residence at the Clarke Center, presents Chasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries released January 10, 2017. David Brin and Stephen W. Potts will also appear at Mysterious Galaxy January 27, 2017, to talk about and sign Chasing Shadows.
As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers--watching, judging, and reporting on one another?
Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts (UC San Diego) have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Robert J. Sawyer, Aliette de Bodard, James Morrow, Ramez Naam, William Gibson, Vernor Vinge and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.
Read the introduction by James Gunn and a story by Vylar Kaftan here, and order your copy today.