Where will you be in 2034?
2034: Writing Rochester's Futures attempts to address this question. Nineteen authors in all (eighteen in print, a nineteenth here on the website) offer glimpses of a Rochester in her 200th year as optimism vies with skepticism, and even pessimistic visions are sometimes whimsical.
Follow the links below to read some pieces in their entirety, and samples of the remainder. Or order the book from our online store.
- "GeneLove" by Nancy Kress
- "Interesting Times" by Eric Scoles
- "Culinary Capital, 2034" by Ben Chapman
- "Night Bells" by Dana Paxson
- "2034" by Rory Gillett (Full text)
- "Hollow Lives" by Adele Ciccaglione
- "The Naked Girl" by Sally Caves
- "Time Enough for Love" by Gary A. Mitchell
- "Day of the Bicentennial" by Lindsay Ely (Full text)
- "Picoat" by Kim Gillett
- "One City at a Time" by Craig DeLancey
- "Want Not" by L. S. Gathmann
- "The Costs of Survival" by Jamie Gilman Kress
- "Getting Wet" by Tom Moran
- "Top 10 Headlines, Rochester, NY, 2034" by Nick DiChario
- "The 2034 Lilac Festival" by Steven Donner (Full text)
- "North Star Pipeline" by Steve Carper
- "Scotch and Sizzlenuts on the Resolute Bay" by Alicia Doty Henn
- "Fads (or Why Jerry Loathes the Aliens)" by Alan Vincent Michaels (Full text, available here only)