Saturday, May 25 • 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Technology and Culture in YA Science Fiction

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Returning to the popular topic of young adult science fiction, this panel will explore the evolution of the genre in the
mid-to-late twenty-teens, and will examine its various relationships with technology and technology culture. As a sub-genre which has come to be known for its signature technological or post-apocalyptic approaches to the bildungsroman, such literature not only empowers young adults to see themselves as agents of change, but also appeals to youth culture’s posthumanist thrust. Panelists will discuss the ways that technology shapes society in young adult science fiction (and vice versa) and will interrogate the young adult SF novel as a space for negotiating a less rigidly demarcated organic humanity.

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LG Ransom

L.G. Ransom, the author of Hollin's Heir and Conquering Mount Ta-Ta,  was born in Miami, Florida but grew up living in various countries around the world including Europe and the British West Indies. She is an accomplished artist who’s computer art and canvasses have graced... Read More →

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Eric Otto

Professor of Environmental Humanities, Florida Gulf Coast University
Eric Otto is Professor of Environmental Humanities and Director of General Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is the author of Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism (2012). His most recent work includes "Science Fiction and the Revenge... Read More →
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Meg Elison

Meg Elison is an author and essayist in the D.C. metro. She's a Locus and Philip K. Dick Award winner, as well as a Hugo, Sturgeon, Nebula, and Otherwise awards finalist. She has published short fiction and essays with Slate, Lightspeed, Catapult, Electric Literature, Fantasy & Science... Read More →
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Robin Ann Roberts

Robin is a science fiction fan who managed to turn her passion into a career in teaching and writing. The author of seven books and numerous articles, she was one of the first critics to write about women's science fiction. Her books include: A NEW SPECIES:GENDER AND SCIENCE IN SCIENCE... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 4:35pm - 5:25pm EDT
Panel 4 (Balt 5)
  • Moderator LG Ransom