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Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Volume III

Coming soon: April 22, 2021

A collection of short stories by writers from around the world, exploring the climate crisis and how human responses to it will shape the futures we will inhabit. Everything Change, Volume III features stories in styles ranging from science fiction and fabulism to literary fiction, weird fiction, and action-thriller, all drawn from the 2020 Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest.

The title Everything Change is drawn from a quote by Margaret Atwood, our first Imagination and Climate Futures lecturer in 2014.

Claire Vaye Watkins: Climate Writing (Online)

Join Claire Vaye Watkins, award-winning author of the climate fiction novel Gold Fame Citrus and the short fiction collection Battleborn, for a virtual reading and a conversation about climate writing. Claire also served as the lead judge for Arizona State University’s Everything Change climate fiction contest […]

A young man extending his hand toward a mailbox, reaching toward a hand that is coming out of the mailbox.

Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: The Mailbox (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small Bites: short films from talented creators that invite us to explore a range of possible futures. […]

Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

Our second collection of solar futures, Cities of Light, follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, but with a twist, leveraging the unique cultures, economies, and geographies of Chicago, San Juan, San Antonio, and Portland to inform and explore a dialogue about post-carbon cities in possible future visions of the United States. Imagined in collaboration with researchers at the Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, S.B. Divya, Deji Bryce Olukotun, and Andrew Dana Hudson illuminate what life might be like, living under solar panels, for the diverse inhabitants of the cities of tomorrow. Even more importantly, however, they illuminate how the political economies of energy might intersect with the United States’ fraught politics of race and class—and what it will take to make the future of the solar-powered city not only sustainable, but also just.

A village scene with a young woman walking in the distance, including a large tree and a large hut with a solar-paneled roof. In the background, the sky is webbed over, like a dome is built around the entire village.

Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: Akoota (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small Bites: short films from talented creators that invite us to explore a range of possible futures. […]

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Sci-Fi TV Dinner Small Bites: Ellipse (Online)

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small Bites: short films from talented creators that invite us to explore a range of possible futures. […]

A blue figure holding the scales of justice, made up of binary code ones and zeroes, against a black background.

Stories of Algorithmic Justice (Online)

We often cling to the idea that artificially intelligent systems are neutral arbiters, despite knowing that these systems can only be as good as the parameters and data sets that they are trained with—and that those inputs are saturated with pre-existing biases, blind spots, and historical […]