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Can Science Fiction Change the World? (Virtual)

For decades, science fiction has heralded imaginative worlds, opened portals to multiple universes, and invented life and sentience in the unlikeliest of places. Through such rich worldbuilding, the genre has also offered a portentous sneak-peak at civilization’s progress: aggressive climate crises, technological advancement, increased isolation, autocratic governments. Yet, the genre has never been more popular in pop culture, across literature and visual entertainment. But if the future that the genre warned us about feels prescient, then how can science fiction remain a step ahead? Can it really change the world? Panelists include Cadwell Turnbull, Rebekah Bergman, Luke Dani Blue, and Justin C. Key. Moderated by Sheila Williams.

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