This review, written by an anonymous contributor, is part of Dispatches from 2120, a speculative-fiction project that imagines Washington, DC a century into the future. To learn more about the origins and intentions of this project, read author Josh Kramer’s introductory post. Introductory/end text and illustration by Josh Kramer, with compliments to the Brookside Bonsai Society.
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This comic is a companion to our newsletter series, Dispatches from 2120. This comic is set in the world of the newsletter, one hundred years from now, and was drawn and improvised one panel at a time by Josh Kramer, telling the story of a civil servant trying to make the biggest decision of his life.
You can read the comic at 730dc’s Instagram. …
Dear fellow time travelers,
If you’ve just opened a Dispatches from 2120 newsletter, you may very well be asking yourself, “what is this? and also, “why did they make this?”
First, 2020 is such an ominous date that it can’t help but evoke an undefined sci-fi future. Also, there’s this hard-to-escape feeling that history is forming around us right now. Everyone’s focused (rightly, in many cases) on what will happen in the next year, or the next ten years. But what about 100 years from now?
We love sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and occasionally it’s set here in DC, but few are actually interested in writing about what living here will be like in the future. So this series tries to do that: we’re taking a big swing and suggesting a version of what DC might be like in the year 2120. …