We started Brick Moon Fiction because we believe that how artists imagine the future today directly impacts the future we will create tomorrow. We believe that exploring social and technological trends, and extrapolating their effects on characters and relationships, can provide new insight into the opportunities and challenges we might face down the road.
Key to this exploration is to include a diverse group of voices and perspectives. The future will not be created exclusively by white men who attend select Universities. The future belongs to everyone, and as such, our focus is to challenge writers with a wide range of backgrounds to imagine the world as projected through the prism of their experience.
The writers that have joined us on this journey have never failed to surprise and amaze us with their creativity, their diligence and their insight. And as a result, we have gained new perspective on how to think about the world and how to tell stories about it.
The name Brick Moon Fiction comes from the Edward Everett Hale short story “The Brick Moon” which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. Inspired by the Longitude Prize, authorized by an act of Parliament in 1714 to find a more accurate way for ships to determine their longitude, Edward wrote a fantastical story about building an artificial “North Star” out of bricks and launching it into space. In the process of writing an entertaining faux-journal entry, he made the first recorded reference to the idea of man-made satellites and a manned space station. At the time, it was almost inconceivable that technology would eventually weave these marvels into our everyday life. An engineer would have dismissed the notion before it was even a thought, but an artist made the idea real right before our very eyes.
Jules Verne imagined a nuclear powered submarine. Arthur C. Clarke imagined RADAR. Gene Roddenberry imagined a flip-to-open communicator which directly inspired modern cell phones, and Singularity University even sponsored a Tricorder Competiton to create working versions of an advanced, portable diagnostic tool for healthcare – some of which are going to actually be brought to market. First we dreamed about going to the moon, then we wrote about it, then we made films about it – and then we did it.
At the heart of Brick Moon is the knowledge that before you can invent something, you have to imagine it. With that in mind, we’ve sought out a very talented and diverse group of writers, given them the kernal of an idea, and then given them the freedom to let their imaginations run wild. The results have been wildly varied, insightful, and always entertaining.
Brick Moon is constantly increasing its roster of writers, the goal being to engage as many creatives as possible with more mind-bending ‘what-ifs’ and deliver short stories that – who knows – might just spark your imagination to make the next dream a reality.
Jason T. Reed – Publisher
Comments? Feel free to Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRICK MOON FICTION
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