Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow

Future Tense four cities tour!

Future Tense Tour
Natalie Matthews

Date: Oct 10, 2019 7:30 PM MST

Location: Changing Hands - Phoenix; 300 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 (map)

Date: Oct 15, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice; 320 E 43rd Street New York, NY 10017 (map)

In NYC join Future Tense at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice for a conversation on the power of imagination and fiction to better inform our future. The discussion will feature award-winning authors Emily St. John Mandel, Mark Oshiro, and Ken Liu in conversation with Dan Grushkin and Torie Bosch on the power of storytelling, followed by a reception to celebrate the publication of Future Tense Fiction.

Date: Oct 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Location: Arts and Industries Building; 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560 (map)

In Washington, D.C. join us at the Smithsonian’s historic Arts + Industries Building for a conversation on the power of imagination and fiction to inform our future. The conversation features Ellen Stofan, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, France Córdova,
Director of the National Science Foundation, Michael Crow, President of ASU, author Deji Bryce Olukotun, and more on science and tech policy consider the power of storytelling, followed by a reception to celebrate the publication of Future Tense Fiction.

Date: Oct 30, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

Location: Green Apple Books on the Park; 1231 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 (map)

In San Francisco join Future Tense to celebrate Stories of Tomorrow at Green Apple Books on the Park with award-winning authors Annalee Newitz, Meg Elison, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Future Tense editor Torie Bosch to discuss Future Tense Fiction and how the stories of tomorrow are informing our choices today.

The future isn’t a fixed path along which we are helplessly propelled. We make the future together through choices small and large, minute and momentous, and stories are often the best way to explore how those choices affect people’s lives. Stories are certainly the best way for people to gain understanding of scientific and technological breakthroughs and trends, as well as to consider their impact on society.

That is why Future Tense covers how technology is portrayed in popular culture, and it’s also why we publish fiction alongside our ideas journalism. Indeed, we are proud to announce the publication this month of Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow, our anthology featuring 14 speculative stories from such accomplished authors as Paolo Bacigalupi, Emily St. John Mandel, Annalee Newitz, Carmen Maria Machado, and others.