Our Future is in the Air
In the larger sense, perhaps, they were trying to make a future. Somehow, all around, they felt vaguely that things were collapsing. All they could do in the midst of that was create something. It's 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlier, the world was in disarray. While protesters filled the streets, the Soviets disseminated time machine images of 9/11. Plans for jet air travel were shelved and the Twin Towers were never built. When time travel was made illegal, it moved underground - into a world of time travel machines servicing a demimonde of addicts, spies, bankers and activists. And now? In the fragile peace that follows, a few people isolated at the bottom of the world are starting to make their own clandestine journeys into the future. Our Future is in the Air is a captivating work about the invisible forces that make us who we are: science, politics, power - and our hoped-for futures.
Tim Corballis is the author of the novels Below, Measurement, The Fossil Pits, and R.H.I as well as a substantial body of short fiction, essays and art writing. In 2005 he was awarded the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency, and later completed a PhD at the University of Auckland on aesthetic theory. In 2015, he was Writer in Residence at Victoria University of Wellington. He lives in Wellington with his partner and their twin daughters.