With everything that’s been in the news lately, it can be hard to imagine what the future might hold.

I know how that feels. This time last year, when my health was rapidly declining but we did not yet know why, I remember confiding to my husband that I thought I was dying. I didn’t share this with anyone else, because I didn’t want to admit how scared I was. I didn’t want to have to explain that I could no longer sense a future for myself—and just how terrifying that was. Particularly for what it would mean for my daughter.

I was dying, as it turns out, but thankfully we did discover what was wrong and after a long recovery period, I feel like myself again. Someone who always has an eye toward the future and what it might hold.

I keep good company in that regard. Like the ten writers in the latest StoryBundle curated by Dean Wesley Smith, the Visions of the Future Bundle.

Here are a few words about that bundle from Dean:

I grew up reading science fiction way back in the 1950s. And from those early years, I loved it, how it showed me possible futures, places to escape to, wonderful visions, and dark possibilities.

Science fiction took me out of a bad childhood and let me escape, not only from my home, but from this planet. And then, when I was in high school and college, Star Trek allowed me to escape into a wonderful future of hope and dreams, where the good guys won.

To say I loved science fiction would be a gigantic understatement.

And for the last six decades, I have continued to love and read and watch science fiction in all forms, and write my share of it as well, including back in the 1990s a lot of Star Trek.

So when chosen for the wonderful task of putting together a bundle of stories with the title Visions of the Future, I got excited. I wanted to find writers who could take me into their visions of what they saw the future to be.

WMG has three books in this bundle: Consequences: A Retrieval Artist Novel by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Dust & Kisses: A Seeders Universe Prequel Novel by USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, and Fiction River: Visions of the Apocalypse, editedby John Helfers.

Click here to read much more about the bundle.

And if that doesn’t work to cheer you up, don’t forget to check out our Year of the Cat Kickstarter for some adorable cat videos and information about some purrfect upcoming projects you can get in on now that will be sure to do the trick!

Here’s to the future!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.