Brace yourself for revelatory visions from beyond the horizon.
HG Wells’ The World Set Free foreshadowed the advent of nuclear weapons. George Orwell’s 1984 revealed with eerie accuracy the coming age 24/7 public surveillance. And in Margaret Cavendish’s 1666 work The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World she introduces the concept of undersea vehicles – some 200-odd years before Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Speculative fiction remains the intersection where the fanciful becomes the future-factual. These are the writers daring to imagine what comes next.