The Future Fire is open to submissions of beautiful and useful short stories of Social-political and Progressive Speculative Fiction; Feminist SF; Queer SF; Eco SF; Multicultural SF; Cyberpunk. An experiment in and celebration of new writing, we shall publish issues whenever we have enough stories to fill them, approximately four times a year.
Futurefire.net Publishing also produces occasional themes anthologies of speculative fiction along the same lines as the magazine, i.e. social/poltical, inclusive, progressive SF/F.
We have always made monsters: in art, in myth, in religion; out of clay or bronze, pixels or hybrid flesh; from the stuff of human nightmares; by cursing women with bestial traits. This anthology brings together fiction and accessible academic writing in conversation about monsters and their roles in our lives—and ours in theirs.
The Mediterranean is a liquid road connecting places and people. Ships, words and stories travel on its waves—sometimes fantastic creatures, hide in the hold. This speculative fiction anthology collects twenty-four pieces of bizarre, dark fiction and poetry, new and old; caring sea monsters, still dripping and briny; brave mermaids, merciless ghosts and bizarre creatures.
This anthology is a mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror reprints from the first decade of The Future Fire magazine, and new, experimental, unusual or aspirational pieces that push boundaries or play games that might tickle Borges, Calvino and Kafka.
Fifteen stories and nine independent illustrations tell beautiful, speculative stories of disability and mental illness in the future. Teeming with space pirates, battle robots, interstellar travel and genetically engineered creatures, every story and image is a quality, crafted work of science fiction in its own right, as thrilling and fascinating as it is worthy and important.
Sixteen speculative stories on the themes of colonialism and cultural imperialism share the experience of being the silent voices in history and on the wrong side of the final frontier; their fantasies of a reality in which straight, cis, able-bodied, rich, anglophone, white males don’t get to tell us how they won every war; their revenge against the alien oppressor settling their “new world".
An anthology of short stories that ask how will bodies be controlled in the future? What kinds of bodies, modifications, choices will be repressed or compulsory? How does transgressing norms of body-identity make us who we are? Nine authors explore these themes through speculative stories that touch on gender, sexuality, sexual identity, disability, self-image, prosthetics and robotics.