In the 23rd century, humans live in a Paleoterrific utopia, reunited with old (cloned) friends like the mammoth. Panpsychism—a consciousness that pervades matter–is the new science. We’re about to learn what exactly that means.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.