The Manual of Design Fiction is our featured read for September!

The definitive book on design fiction from the originators of the practice, providing a compelling mindset and toolkit for any person or organization grappling with the future and its implications.

This has been a much anticipated read in the Club, and with the recent announcement of a new print run we have finally been able to feature it! My only regret is not picking up a copy of the 2023 Work Kit of Design Fiction at the same time…

New reads stick around a while. This book will be discussed in October, November & December.

Meanwhile in the Club, there’s still time to read and discuss previously featured books:

Thinking About the Future by Andy Hines & Peter Bishop

Thinking about the Future distills the expertise of three dozen senior foresight professionals into a set of essential guidelines for carrying out successful strategic foresight. Presented in a highly scannable yet personable style, each guideline includes an explanation and rationale, key steps, a case example, and resources for further study.

You can join a discussion in September, October or November

An Incomplete Guide to the Future by Willis Harman

The industrialised world is undergoing a metamorphosis to a transindustrial society, of which the essential characteristics can already be discerned. We may be the first society in history to be able to identify such a fundamental transformation while it is yet in process – and so to act to reduce the social disruption that accompanies it… We are in the early stages, [Harman] believes, of a change much more far-reaching than the Industrial Revolution. It is a metamorphosis that will transform every institution, every profession, every aspect of modern society.

There’s time for you to join a discussion in October

You’re welcome to read along on your own, but if you’d like to:

  • Be part of the discussions
  • Swap notes with other readers
  • Access our full recommended reads list
  • Meet other futures-curious folk

then you might like to join us!

Membership is super accessible – it costs less than a cup of coffee per month, and if you join today then your fees will be fixed at this low price for the duration of your membership (/shakes fist at inflation).