This strip is set to run in Issue 10 (w007! double digits!) of Nth Degree. It’s the closest thing to SF/Fantasy/fandom content I have done in a while. I don’t know why that is.
Around the millenium turn I took up studying the “history of the future,” going and reading books like Alvin Toeffler’s Future Shock from 1970. I wanted to see what kind of ideas people had about where we’d be and what changes would affect our lives. I was looking for accurate predictions and found very few.
I think about old science fiction with a certain nostalgic sadness now. Reading 1984 in the year 1984 was a kind of a giddy relief. Reading 2001 in late 2001, comparing that fiction to reality, was deeply depressing. I couldn’t help picturing the Monolith collapsing into rubble.