The Martian author Andy Weir and Veronica Roth, creator of the Divergent trilogy have been named as contributors to Amazon’s new six-part science-fiction collection, Forward.
Available for free on September 17th, 2019 to Prime and Kindle Unlimited customers, Forward will also include original short stories from Blake Crouch, N. K. Jemisin, Veronica Amor Towles, and Paul Tremblay.
The collection explores a central theme: the resounding effects of a pivotal technological moment.
Andy Weir imagines a high-tech Las Vegas casino heist; Paul Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World) immerses readers in a patient’s mysteriously slow healing process; Amor Towles (A Gentleman in Moscow) explores a fertility clinic’s god-like abilities to alter an unborn child’s life path; Veronica Roth spins a story of finding connection in the face of our world’s certain destruction; N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth series) subverts all expectations when an explorer returns to the ravaged Earth his ancestors fled; and Blake Crouch (Dark Matter) follows a video game designer whose character Maxine unexpectedly “wakes up.”
Roth said: “I find the theme of the Forward collection particularly exciting.
“Sci-fi often skews toward wariness of the future, for good reason, but this collection prompted me to tap into the other side of it, into wonder and imagination. It was a welcome challenge!”
Amazon Publishing’s Mikyla Bruder said: “Each story in the Forward collection stands alone as a singular achievement in science fiction, imagined by a storyteller at the top of their game.
“In this ambitious collection, these writers deliver a formidable reading experience that will delight their fans and thrill readers new to their work.”