This Fall, Lapham's Quarterly will open the seventh seal and stake our fate in prophecies, oracles, utopias, dystopias, new technologies, and new worlds with our latest issue, The Future, on newsstands September 15th.
Covering more centuries than ever before, from the Book of Genesis to London in the year 800,000, we have Mark Twain predicting fearful earthquakes, Seneca meditating on the shortness of life, Ada Lovelace considering a brilliant career in computing, Heinrich Heine investing in tulips, Snorri Sturluson invoking the gods, and George Orwell fearing someone might be watching.
The issue also includes a charts of history's cuddliest and creepiest robots, cities of the future, advertising that promises a lasting relationship with a product, and the thwarted career moves of successful dictators. Our essays include John Crowley on the disappearance of the future, Colin Dickey's assessment of the talents of Nostradamus, Jennifer Szalai on the history of futures markets, and Paul Collins on the problems with investing your money for over a thousand years.
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