Jun 27, 2021
Writing the Future
Play • 1 hr 32 min

In this episode, we speak with Sherryl Vint. Sherryl is a professor of science fiction at University of California Riverside, and the author of a number of books including Science Fiction from the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, and Biopolitical Futures, which comes out later this year.

We'll be talking about the roles that speculative fiction plays in our society, ways to critically navigate both utopian and dystopian narratives, and how science fiction thinking is, and isn’t, making it into the corporate world.


The IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award


Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science program at UCR


Ministry For the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Foundation Series by Isaac Azimov

Ubik by Philip K Dick

Neal Stephenson's Website

The Centenal Cycle by Malka Older

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Bannerless Saga by Carrie Vaughn

Freedom(TM) by Daniel Suarez

The Expanse

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction by John Rieder

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Culture Series by Iaian M. Banks

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

Enders Quintet by Orson Scott Card

Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds

Tom Moylan

Samuel Delany

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Ted Chiang's Soulful Science Fiction

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