Jimmy Pitts (1968–2010).
This fall, The OA brings you our Future Issue. While we can't guarantee our predictions will come true, we can trust the minds of our fearless explorers—our writers and artists—to point us in the right direction.
Our visions include the Internet-fueled fears of Jack Pendarvis; William Caverlee calling upon Walker Percy's prophecies; Anne Gisleson coping with change in New Orleans; a surreal Frank Gehry structure beheld by Matthew Pitt; and Hal Crowther's version of the apocalypse.
And philosophically, Philip Sasser draws the line on an ever-evolving South, while Andrew Furman examines the dwindling presence of a seemingly immortal object: the Southern live oak.
But our greatest fears and unfathomable dreams come to light in our special section: "The Future of Fiction: Visions from 2050" wherein eleven adventurous storytellers probe our all-too-human desire to ascertain what is to come: sexually active nonagenarians, happy pills, viral false information, and deleted childhood memories.
We're also thrilled to showcase original art depicting buildings of the future, plus a slew of new OA comics forecasting "Life in 2050."
After all, the future is here. Now the Future Issue is, as well.
Snag your own copy here.