Date: Oct 10, 2019 7:30 PM MST
Location: Changing Hands - Phoenix; 300 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 (map)Tickets: Free
Date: Oct 15, 2019 6:00 PM EDT
Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice; 320 E 43rd Street New York, NY 10017 (map)Tickets: Free
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)Tickets: Free
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)Tickets: Free
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.