The wonderful people at Fixi Novo, Poskod.my and the organisers of #WORD: The Cooler Lumpur Festival 2013 asked Malaysian six writers to envision Kuala Lumpur in 2063. The result is a collection of six science fiction stories published online at FUTURA and it asks the question:
“Is our future bright? Beautiful? Bureaucratic? Bent on destroying us? Find out with FUTURA”
“Future Gardens” is a cautionary tale of the extremes a large corporation may go in order to preserve a very precious resource in the future: Viable living space. Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld was an inspiration and I did consider inserting a paraphrase of the film’s tagline “Boy, have we got a vacation for you!” into the story.
Another influence that sneaked in under the radar was Corey Hart’s 1985 hit, “Sunglasses At Night”. Streaming music while your write is a double-edged sword.