This year has seen WIRED (the print and online publications) become increasingly more literary, starting with the impressive WIRED Book Club in April and now turning the January 2017 issue into the inaugural Fiction Issue. As Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich explained in his monthly editor’s letter, “One of this publication’s most important jobs is to see the big trends, spot important business models, and chronicle landmark innovations that show us where we’re going. But right now, that is hard to do.” Instead, they decided to “consider things a little more obliquely” and invited over a dozen writers to let their minds wander, to dream as a way of approaching reality. And because their minds were wandering toward the future, WIRED decided to make the first fiction issue the first science fiction issue as well.
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