Women & Speculative Fiction: In the Footsteps of Atwood, Butler, and Le Guin

Sunday, April 29 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Women/Gender

Åsa Avdic, Maggie Shen King, Lidia Yuknavitch, Meg Elison, moderated by Charlie Jane Anders

Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, and Ursula Le Guin are three titans of speculative fiction, having paved the way for a new generation of women who hold in their hands the future of the genre. Among this new generation are Asa Avdic, whose “The Dying Game” was called “an Orwellian debut novel that never lets up”; breakout novelist Maggie Shen King, author of “An Excess Male” (dubbed “‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ of a new generation”); literary powerhouse and award-winning author of “The Book of Joan” Lidia Yuknavitch; and influential feminist writer Meg Elison, who won the Philip K. Dick Award for “The Book of the Unnamed Midwife”, all in discussion with writer and journalist Charlie Jane Anders (“All the Birds in the Sky”, ” Six Months, Three Days, Five Others”).

Magnes Museum

With the support of Zoetic Press, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco