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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dirt

By Jane C. Hu
Washington set to be the first state to allow the composting of human bodies.

FUTURE TENSE FICTION

Affordances

By Cory Doctorow
A new short story about algorithmic bias and resistance.

EVENT

My Favorite Movie: Rollerball

November 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Landmark E Street Cinema | 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Join Future Tense and Arizona State University's Devoney Looser for a screening and discussion of Rollerball, a gripping social critique played out in dubious ’70s fashions.

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Future Tense Fiction

A 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.