Us in Flux: Conversations—Usman T. Malik and James Graham [Video—Past Event]

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Us in Flux: Conversations—Usman T. Malik and James Graham [Video—Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations—Regina Kanyu Wang and Athena Aktipis [Video–Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations— Sarah Pinsker and Punya Mishra [Video–Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations— Nisi Shawl and Ayana Jamieson [Video–Past Event]

On the left, an illustration of the Earth in a grid of dots and lines. On the right, tall, futuristic buildings shaped like trees, encased in greenery.

ClimateWorks: Can speculative fiction help us prepare for the future?

As we imagine a climate future based on science and policy projections, fiction writers are increasingly imagining climate-impacted worlds of their own. These imagined futures might appear unbelievable or unsettling,

Imaginary Papers: Issue 2

Indrapramit Das, Jessie Rack & Joey Eschrich

Us in Flux: Conversations— Tina Connolly and Dennis Bonilla [Video–Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations—Tochi Onyebuchi and Michael G. Bennett [Video–Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations—Chinelo Onwualu and Robert Evans [Video–Past Event]

Us in Flux: Conversations—Christopher Rowe and Michael Bell [Video—Past Event]

Jonathan Alexander

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Jonathan Alexander. Jonathan is Professor of English and Informatics at The University of California, Irvine and author of books such as Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship (2016) and…

Imaginary Papers: Issue 1

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Torie Bosch & Joey Eschrich

Reclaiming the Fantasy Novel with Marlon James, Michael Bennett

As people of colour in the diaspora, we’re particularly interested in stories that go beyond slavery. I’m tired of that being seen as the furthest in the past we can


This episode of The Imagination Desk features the band YACHT or Young Americans Challenging High Technology. We spoke with them about their new album Chain Tripping and it’s use of machine learning.

Paolo Bacigalupi

This episode of The Imagination Desk features science fiction heavy-weight Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife and Shipbreaker. We caught up with him in this bonus episode to discuss the changes in his writing process as well as his latest proj…

Maureen McHugh

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Maureen McHugh. Maureen is an author and narrative designer who has worked on some of the biggest transmedia stories and alternate reality games (ARGs) in the history of the medium including The Beast for S…

Matt Derby

This episode of The Imagination Desk features Matt Derby. Matt is a writer and designer who works on innovative media projects where these two disciplines meet. Matt is a designer at the game studio Harmonix, the co-writer of the serialized fiction pod…

Anne Cofell Saunders

Our first interview for The Imagination Desk features Anne Cofell Saunders. Anne is an award-winning TV writer and producer, who has worked on some of the most popular genre shows of the past decade including Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, Smallville, an…

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Stargate SG-1

A classic work of military science fiction TV, Stargate SG-1 plunges humans into a new cosmology shaped by stargates: devices that create wormholes, enabling near-instantaneous travel across vast distances of

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Max Headroom

A true 1980s pop-culture oddity, Max Headroom is a cyberpunk satire of the 21st century where the world is controlled by a cabal of shadowy, ruthless TV networks (example: “off”