Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow - Phoenix


Now available from Unnamed Press, Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow features 14 speculative stories from such accomplished authors as Paolo Bacigalupi, Emily St. John Mandel, Annalee Newitz, Carmen Maria Machado, and others. By turns funny, alarming, and inspiring, Future Tense Fiction is always a thought-provoking excursion into the futures we would and would not want to live in.

The future, after all, isn’t a fixed path along which we are helplessly propelled. We make the future together through choices small and large, minute and momentous, and stories can be the best way to explore how those choices affect people’s lives. That’s why we publish fiction alongside our journalism on the impact of technology on society.

To celebrate Stories of Tomorrow, please join us at Changing Hands – Phoenix with award-winning fiction authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Maureen F. McHugh, ASU sports historian Victoria Jackson, and Diana M. Bowman, scholar of law and technology, to discuss Future Tense Fiction and how the stories of tomorrow are informing our choices today.

Follow the conversation online using #FutureTenseFiction and following @FutureTenseNow.

The conversation will feature a Q&A session followed by a book signing.


Ed Finn, @zonal
Founding director, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University


Paolo Bacigalupi, @paolobacigalupi
Author of “Mika Model
Winner of the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Maureen F. McHugh, @maureenmcq
Author of “The Starfish Girl
Winner of the 2012 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection

Victoria Jackson, @HistoryRunner
Clinical Assistant Professor of History, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Diana M. Bowman
Associate Dean for International Engagement, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University