Speculative City embraces the motivations of speculative fiction and integrates them into a focus of setting: the city. Cities instinctively draw marginalized individuals aspiring to create communities. Speculative City endeavors to elevate the voices of these communities through literary works that explore the potentials of their lived experience through the frame of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism.

Speculative City first found inspiration in Yevgeny Zamyatin’s novel We. We features a city enshrouded by a glass wall, a city that is monitored and controlled. Rather than acting as a veil to contain and limit, Speculative City looks to magnify exchanges, particularly of the unheard and invisible, in dense cityscapes. In this magnification, the magazine invites introspection, questioning, and confrontation of prevailing ideas and beliefs.

We call for those curious and laboring to envision altered realities.

 

WHO ARE WE

Devon Montgomery

Devon Montgomery

Founder & Editor

Devon is a comic creator, active designer/letterer, and impassioned storyteller who does his best not to be a nihilist. He’s pretty sure it’s all in vain.

Meera Velu

Meera Velu

Founder & Editor

Trained in urban planning, Meera daily seeks out the cat wormholes of Oakland, California, but mainly finds herself tripping on words.