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When Science Fiction Isn't Fiction
While apocalyptic narratives have been part of popular culture for centuries and are common subject matter for films and literature, these stories now seem scarily realistic given the increasing impact of climate change. These tales force humanity to confront the impacts that we have on Earth and how we are shaping our own existence. Brooke speaks with science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer about the responsibility of fiction in illuminating the threats of the Anthropocene, and how he imagines what human existence will look like in the coming years. His latest novel is Borne, and part of his Southern Reach Trilogy is being adapted as a movie for release next year.

Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 2:00pm


When Science Fiction Isn't Fiction
While apocalyptic narratives have been part of popular culture for centuries and are common subject matter for films and literature, these stories now seem scarily realistic given the increasing impact of climate change. These tales force humanity to confront the impacts that we have on Earth and how we are shaping our own existence. Brooke speaks with science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer about the responsibility of fiction in illuminating the threats of the Anthropocene, and how he imagines what human existence will look like in the coming years. His latest novel is Borne, and part of his Southern Reach Trilogy is being adapted as a movie for release next year.

Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 12:00am


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