Shareable.net is launching a free online fiction series featuring stories written by science fiction authors.
From the press release:
Shareable.net invited some of today’s hottest science fiction authors to write stories of shareable futures, where technology has changed the rules of ownership and access, and people share transportation, living spaces, lives, dreams, everything and anything. But these short stories and speculative essays are not utopian propaganda. Instead they give readers troubles and ambiguities, a sense of character and place, compelling narratives and intelligent speculation. Yes, sharing solves problems–but what new problems can it create? What conflicts might it provoke?
Shareable.net launches the Shareable Futures series this week with a short story by the award-winning science fiction author, Boing Boing co-founder and blogger, and copyright activist Cory Doctorow. In his story, “The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening,” Cory gives us a group of creative technological outlaws who dare to project the commons onto the walls of our public space.
As the series rolls on from now through mid-July, you’ll discover some of today’s most visionary and accomplished literary futurists–including Bruce Sterling, Mary Robinette Kowal, Benjamin Rosebaum, and others–sharing their visions of futures in which we are surviving and even thriving, largely by learning to share our stuff.
[Thanks to Jason Sperber and Jeremy Adam Smith for the tip]