FUTURE TENSE FICTION
By Paul Theroux
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Oct 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm (EDT)
How might AI transform understandings of personhood, governance, and the redress of past racial injustice? Join Future Tense and the Center for Science and Imagination for a conversation with science fiction authors Holli Mintzer, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne.
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Future Tense FictionA series of original science fiction stories crafted by leading authors, exploring how science and technology will change our lives in the future. Each story is paired with a response essay by an expert in a related field.
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- The Suicide of Our Troubles - By Karl Schroeder
- The State Machine - By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
- Legal Salvage - By Holli Mintzer
- How to Pay Reparations: a Documentary - By Tochi Onyebuchi
- The Last of the Goggled Barskys - By Joey Siara
- Scar Tissue - By Tobias S. Buckell
- Daffodil’s Baby - By Alyssa Virker
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