49.2. When Reality Meets Science Fiction

Sunday, June 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Current Affairs
  • Literary
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

Cory Doctorow, Meg Elison, Zachary Mason, moderated by Annalee Newitz

Large-scale, far-in-the-future stories tend to get most the glory in the sci-fi canon. But what happens when reality already feels like science fiction? Like George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ near-future narratives exploit current technology, politics, and fears to explore what life could be like in 10 years, one year, or even a hour. Our panelists consider how to predict the tantalizing possibility of what might be.

2017-06-04 10:00:00 2017-06-04 11:15:00 America/Los_Angeles When Reality Meets Science Fiction Large-scale, far-in-the-future stories tend to get most the glory in the sci-fi canon. But what happens when reality already feels like science fiction? Like George Orwell's '1984,' near-future narratives exploit current technology, politics, and fears to explore what life could be like in 10 years, one year, or even a hour. Our panelists consider how to predict the tantalizing possibility of what might be. David Brower Center Cory Doctorow, Meg Elison, Zachary Mason, moderated by Annalee Newitz Get Tickets

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