I’ll be discussing my essay “Let Them Drink Blood” about Peter Thiel’s vampiric-futurism at the What Future anthology release panel November 3rd at Books are Magic in Brooklyn. The anthology, available from Unnamable Books, also features essays from Kim Stanley Robinson, Laurie Penny, and Elizabeth Kolbert.
More about the panel from the Facebook event:
What Future is a yearly anthology collecting the most compelling, most deeply thought essays and articles about the future of life on our planet. Whether it is automation or climate change, gender or race, space travel or non-human rights, What Future takes what is happening today, and asks: what next?
What Future’s co-editors Torie Bosch and Roy Scranton will be joined in conversation by contributors Sarah Aziza, David Biello, and A.M. Gittlitz.
Sarah Aziza’s longform writing has appeared in Harper’s, Slate, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and The Rumpus, among others. She reports on the Middle East, human rights, and mental health for a variety of outlets, and is working on a reported memoir about the cross-section of these subjects in the refugee experience. She currently divides her time between New York City, the Midwest, and the Arab world. She’s on Twitter as @SarahAziza1, and more of her work can be found at www.sarahaziza.com.
David Biello is the author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age. He has been covering energy and the environment for more than a decade and is the science curator for TED as well as a contributing editor for Scientific American.
Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies.
A.M. Gittlitz is a freelance writer and bike courier living in Brooklyn. His work focuses on counterculture and radical politics of the left and right. He is the author of several zines including Ruin Value, about backpacking through Europe’s dying leftist infrastructure,and KAMIKAZA, a biography of the late Yugoslavian chaos punk Satan Panonski. Both are available from Booklyn. He is currently researching the UFOlogy-obsessed communist sect of Posadism and Star Trek’s socialist vision of the future. For more of A.M.’s essays visit GITTLITZ.wordpress.com.
Roy Scranton is the author of the novel War Porn (Soho Press, 2016) and the philosophical essay “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” (City Lights, 2015). He is also one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013).