How do we face the deindustrial future when we’re all alone? An isolated research team in the long Greenlandic night looks for the source of a mysterious disruption to a glacier-preserving project. A mother and daughter far from land receive a strange visitor. A system admin alone in a tower tries to keep the data flowing when a new threat appears. And how do we face it with our communities? Two high-schoolers look for help to create a business for a changed future. A small town’s only optometrist wonders if he’s being replaced when an apprentice turns up. A young man’s disappearance offers a clue important to his whole village.
These stories are joined by columns and letters on the importance of different ways of thinking, new field notes, and more, helping beautifully round out the second year of New Maps.
|Essays & Reviews|
|Cheap Thrills: The Power of Three||Justin Patrick Moore||7|
|Whither English?||Nathanael Bonnell||17|
|Field Notes||Contributed by readers||26|
|The Mythmaker’s Daughter||Pierre Magdelaine||31|
|Building and Loan||Eric Rust Backos||56|
|The Optometrist’s Apprentice||Clint Spivey||61|
|Jacob’s Ladder||Wesley Stine||86|