AAVV – The Price of the Future

 

Tomorrow is lurking

Fanta-economy is one of the most neglected strands of science fiction, although it belongs to the more noble political fiction. Pizzo and Catani, by collecting these fifteen short stories that are questioning the economy of tomorrow and its implications, create a literary work of great significance: an in-depth reflection on the choices of our present and their consequences. So they give us one of the best fiction anthologies of the past few years. The stories’ quality is very high, a compelling read, and the future that we envisage is actually alarming. As suggested by Valerio Evangelisti in the foreword, science fiction can be a respectable radical literary genre, and these authors confirmed it at every page.
A book that overcomes the genre categories, and tell us about today much more than mainstream fiction. Unmissable.

Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Sara Di Girolamo)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).