Join a panel of Hugo Award-winning authors on Saturday, December 2 from 1-2:30pm at the MIT Museum
Since 2011, the MIT Press’s Twelve Tomorrows series of anthologies has brought together the day’s leading science fiction authors and tasked them with exploring the role and potential impact of developing technologies in the near, and not-so-near, future.
How will technology impact the future of our emotional connections with one another? Can an imagined pandemic prepare us for the next real one? What does human flourishment look like in the Anthropocene? The stories of Twelve Tomorrows remind us that we can choose our future and show us how we might build it.
Join a panel of Hugo Award-winning authors on Saturday, December 2 from 1-2:30pm at the MIT Museum as they discuss the value and utility of using science fiction and cutting-edge research to imagine the future and interrogate the present.
Will Alexander, moderator
William Alexander writes fantasy, science fiction, and other unrealisms for young readers. Honors include the National Book Award, the Eleanor Cameron Award, two Junior Library Guild Selections, a Mythopoetic Award finalist, an International Latino Book Award finalist, a Cybils Award finalist, and the Earphones Award for audiobook narration. Will is Cuban-American. He studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at Clarion. He currently serves as the faculty chair of the VCFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Astounding Award winning author of dozens of novels; over a hundred short stories; and a number of essays, nonfiction, and opinion pieces for markets as diverse as Popular Mechanics and The Washington Post. Elizabeth is a frequent contributor to the Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU, and has spoken on futurism at Google, MIT, DARPA’s 100 Year Starship Project, and the White House, among others.
James Patrick Kelly
James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. . . . He has published over a hundred stories and his fiction has been translated into eighteen languages. With John Kessel he is co-editor of Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka, The Secret History Of Science Fiction, Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology and Rewired: The Post Cyberpunk Anthology. (Photo: Bill Clemente)
A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, Ken Liu is the author of the Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He is the English translator of Cixin Liu’s award-winning novel The Three Body Problem.
Suzanne Palmer has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and the Eugie M. Foster Award. She has won reader’s polls for best stories from Asimov’s, Analog, and Interzone. In 2018, she won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for ‘The Secret Life of Bots.’