The Australian Pen, volume 2


Since humankind was able to imagine, stories about the future both immediate and far-reaching have been passed on. We ask ourselves:
Will we, as a species, be able to overcome our differences and work together?
Will planet Earth be salvaged or abandoned?
Will we be able to connect with other humans in a digital age?
Will we be able to recognise ourselves and our society in twenty years' time? How about in fifty or a hundred?


Find out what twenty Australian authors have imagined and be intrigued by the differences - and similarities - they have in store for humankind.


Futurevision will officially launch at the North Lakes Library on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 1 pm. Bookings are open but tickets are limited so reserve your seat. The launch is free and will be catered with afternoon tea. For updates, check back here or follow the Facebook page.


Twenty stories have found their way into the pages of Futurevision. Cycle through the preview for the stories with their date, tagline and extract.


  • Futurevision is with the printing company.
  • Banner posters for each of the short stories are being printed for the launch.
  • The anthology will be available to buy for $10 from the authors (or publisher). Bulk sales from the publisher will be made available online after launch.
  • Pre-orders for the paperback are available through author websites, such as Sophie L Macdonald for those unable to attend the Brisbane launch.
  • The e-book is currently under construction.
  • The next theme for the 2018 anthology will be announced at the Futurevision launch.