Futures: A Science Fiction Series Box Set
Published by Radix Media, a worker-owned publisher based in Brooklyn, New York.
An embattled wind engineer facing personal and climatic disaster. A society on the brink of collapse. Polar bear mutiny. And, of course, robots.
An embattled wind engineer facing personal and climatic disaster. A society on the brink of collapse. Polar bear mutiny. And, of course, robots. This box set collects the seven chapbooks from Futures: A Science Fiction Series, originally published as a monthly subscription. These beautifully illustrated chapbooks explore critical contemporary issues inspiring us to rethink our future. The box set was named a Gold Winner 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Radix Media publishes new ideas and fresh perspectives, prioritizing the voices of typically marginalized communities to get to the root of the human experience. The name Radix comes from the Latin root of the word radical, meaning to get to the root.
We have been dedicated to the proliferation of beautiful printed matter since 2010. We began with custom made stationery and short runs of political pamphlets, and expanded into literary publishing in 2018. All of our titles are edited, typeset, designed, and produced in-house. This gives us total flexibility over how our books look and feel. It also allows us to utilize and combine printing processes—including offset lithography, letterpress, and state-of-the-art digital technology—to make something truly special.
As printers and designers, we feel that publishing is about the beautiful moment when thoughts, hopes, and dreams come together. It’s about the freedom for people to tell their own stories. With our intimate knowledge of the printing process, we can turn a blank sheet of paper and some ink into a tool, a gift to be shared and passed down. We use our skills as printers to make the books that we have always wanted to see. Our control over the production process also makes our books more economically accessible to a wider audience.
We’re union strong, because we know that without unions, we’d all be working 14-hour days and so would our children. (Note that our children appreciate unions, too.) We’re unionized with Local 1 of the Amalgamated Lithographers Union/International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
We’re eco-friendly, because we know that we only have one planet and that we should take care of it. We use 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible, low-VOC inks in our presses, and dampening systems that are free of alcohol. This ensures that we are producing our books as responsibly as we can.