by James Patrick KellyMary Robinette Kowal Nancy Kress and others
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Publication Date: 15/09/2020

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12 award-winning science fiction authors from around the world offer original tales of relationships in a future world of evolving technology.

For fans of anthologies like Soonish and Netflix's Black Mirror

In a future world dominated by the technological, people will still be entangled in relationships—in romances, friendships, and families. This volume in the Twelve Tomorrows series considers the effects that scientific and technological discoveries will have on the emotional bonds that hold us together.

The strange new worlds in these stories feature AI family therapy, floating fungitecture, and a futuristic love potion. Imagine genetic alterations to code for altruism, or digital avatars that can interface with other avatars on dating sites, running sample conversations to find appropriate matches, or artificial assistance animals.

Contributions include Xia Jia's novelette set in a Buddhist monastery, translated by the Hugo Award-winning writer Ken Liu; and a story by Nancy Kress, winner of 6 Hugos and 2 Nebulas. A full story list:

James Patrick Kelly, Your Boyfriend Experience

Mary Robinette Kowal, A Little Wisdom

Nancy Kress, Invisible People

Rich Larson, Echo the Echo

Sam J. Miller, The Nation of the Sick

Annalee Newitz, The Monogamy Hormone

Suzanne Palmer, Don't Mind Me

Cadwell Turnbull, Mediation

Nick Wolven, Sparklybits

Xia Jia, The Monk of Lingyin Temple, translated by Ken Liu

Also includes an interview with Nancy Kress by Lisa Yaszek, and Tatiana Plakhova's beautiful "data abstract" illustrations serve as frontispiece to each of the stories.

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Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a multiple Hugo winner, and a frequent finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards.

A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theatres. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.

Sam J. Miller

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organiser. His debut novel The Art of Starving, was called 'Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful...a classic in the making' by Book Riot, and received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and Publisher's Weekly.

His stories have been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Awards and have appeared in over a dozen 'year's best' anthologies. He's a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop, and a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in New York City.

Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor and author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and has written for Popular Science, Wired and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

She co-founded the science fiction website io9 and served as editor-in-chief from 2008-2015, and subsequently edited Gizmodo. As of 2016, she is tech culture editor at the technology site Ars Technica.

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