Nicki is an unskilled worker in 2023 London, and spends her days hopping from hourly job to hourly job after underbidding the competition. Spend a day with Nicki as she tries to work the future employment system.
Back in the 1960s, a gang of rebellious authors, led by Michael Moorcock among others, launched an uprising called the New Wave, which shook up science fiction and introduced more literary aspirations, weirdness, and diversity. Over at Tor.com, David Barnett wonders if we're in for another wave.
Author Tim Maughan has remade his cyberpunk short story "Paintwork" as an experimental film. In a future where we're constantly bombarded by high-tech advertising, one street artist decides to take back control of one public space by turning a classic billboard into art.
When it comes to new technologies, we tend to obsess over the early adopters. The so-called cutting edge. But you can't really tell how a technology is going to change the world until you see it in the hands of the late adopters, argues Paintwork author Tim Maughan in a fascinating new interview about augmented…