To watch later: Becky Chambers & Annalee Newitz: Resisting Dystopia.

Known for challenging classic science fiction tropes such as war, violence, and colonialism, both authors create vivid and immersive worlds that are filled with non-human persons, peace, and a subtle sense of hope. The authors will discuss what it means to take these alternative themes seriously, delve into their writing & world building process, and explore how science fiction can help us imagine new futures that can make sense of our current civilizational struggles.

Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers and Monk & Robot series have been among my favorite reads over the last year or so; I’m definitely keen to hear more about her process.

Cam Pegg @campegg

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