Imagining the Future: popular children’s book

Scientell wrote the book ‘Imagining the Future: Invisibility, Immortality and 40 Other Incredible Ideas’ in an engaging style to hook the next generation on science and mathematics by teaching them to dream big, believe in their ability to make dreams a reality, and turn science fiction into science fact.

Client: CSIRO Publishing

Audience: Young readers between 10 and 14 years of age.

The book aims to show young Australians the world they may very well find themselves in, all based on current scientific advances. Printed food, talking with animals, designer babies, weather control, and immortality: some concepts are more likely than others, while some are already happening, but all have science behind them.

With our extensive experience in writing for a young audience, we wrote Imagining the Future with a strong understanding of our audience. The stories include the latest science in rapidly evolving areas of science and technology.

Innovative Features

Imagining the Future uses a wacky idea, science fiction subject, or futuristic thought to grab the reader, before explaining the real science that underpins each idea. The 42 stories include a consideration of what is needed to turn the idea into reality, so that young readers may see themselves as part of the future solution.

Full-colour, realistic illustrations bring each idea to life in a humorous and thought-provoking way.