ASU’s newly-published collection of sci-fi stories has people talking about space
Jan. 16, 2018
Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are getting people ready for a talk about space with their new collection of science-fiction stories, “Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures.”
What started as a grant proposal from NASA blossomed into a creative project designed to encourage people from various areas of expertise to join the talk about space. Ed Finn, co-editor of the collection, says the real questions have become more social and economic. How to get to space has already been answered; now, people are asking why should we go to space and who’s going to pay for it, says Finn.
The collection of stories are all fictional, which Finn says will help draw a wide array of people into the discussion. The stories revolve around future explorations as well as trips to Mars, and are accompanied by artwork from Maciej Rebisz.
“Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures” is available for free at csi.asu.edu/books/vvev/.