Cover of FUTURES
  • various authors, ed. Matt d’Ancona

Latest updates

An update on the FUTURES series

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Dear readers


We hope you’re safe and well, and that you have enough stimulating reading material to keep you going through these difficult times.


We’re writing to update you on progress towards publishing the FUTURES essays. We originally planned to launch them earlier this year at KITE, Tortoise’s first ever festival of music and ideas. You won’t be surprised to learn that Covid-19…

Fully Funded FUTURES!

Thursday, 19 March 2020

A small ray of light in these difficult times.

FUTURES is 100% funded, the manuscripts are coming in, and people can now pledge for the the digital edition, at a bargain £15 for all five essays. Please share the link with anyone you know who might be interested.

As a thank you… and to entice you to encourage a friend (or three) to buy, here’s a selection of…

To-Day & To-Morrow. The inspiration for FUTURES

Friday, 17 January 2020

This week, Professor Max Saunders reveals the history behind the FUTURES essays.

To-Day and To-Morrow – tech, sex & swearing in the 1920s

Almost a century ago a young geneticist, J. B. S. Haldane, made a series of startling predictions in an essay called Daedalus; or, Science and the Future. Genetic modification. Wind power. The gestation of children in artificial wombs – “ectogenesis…

Unique FUTURES pledge offer

Friday, 3 January 2020

Happy New Year – and huge thanks, as ever, for your support.

This week’s update focuses on Vinay Gupta, the author of The Future of Stuff.

Vinay helped to design Dubai’s National Blockchain Strategy, was the release coordinator for the Ethereum blockchain, and is now CEO of Mattereum, the company organizing the world's property and making it universally accessible and useful.

He has contributed…

Almost 40% funded… & some fabulous limited pledge offers

Thursday, 26 December 2019

I hope you're enjoying a peaceful/lively/relaxing (delete as applicable) festive break.

As I write, FUTURES is heading for the 40% mark. Huge thanks for your pledges and for sharing the link with your friends, family and broader network. We’re getting there, but still need your help!

Every pledge, every share on social media gets us closer to our target. So please keep posting, tweeting and…

Exclusive Christmas pressie for art lovers!

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Hi everyone

Firstly, a huge thank you to all of you for supporting FUTURES so far. We've now reached 1/3rd of our target but we really need you to keep spreading the word with colleagues, friends, family – anyone looking for last minute Christmas presents – to make this project happen.

*New pledge alert*

This week, we have a new limited edition pledge from Bidisha – broadcaster, filmmaker…

30% funded, new pledge levels and a Q&A with Grace Campbell

Friday, 13 December 2019

Welcome to our second FUTURES update.

Thanks to all of you, we've now reached 30% of our target and have sold out of our Editor's Annotated Editions pledges. We're making good progress but we're going to need your help to make FUTURES happen so please keep sharing with friends. 

*New pledge alert*

This week, we have two new pledges from Grace Campbell - comedian, activist and author-to-be…

The first FUTURES update – Mystic Matt speaks

Friday, 6 December 2019

Welcome to the first FUTURES update from me, Lisa Gee, FUTURES programme director. We’ll be updating you weekly, usually on a Friday. Although, as other days are available, we may surprise you by casually posting something on one of them.

Huge thanks to all those of you who’ve already pledged. We're already coming up to 20% of our target, but we really need you to spread the word to make FUTURES…

Publication date: November 2020
105% funded
255 backers