Californian Dystopia: Rich Material for Science Fiction
The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West -
Dana Gioia, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula Heise
Moderated by poet and literary scholar Dana Gioia, this panel explores landscapes of fantasy and fact in California science-fiction and environmental writing. Ecotopia brought nature and science fiction famously together, but so too have other writers, thinkers, and scholars, including our panelists Kim Stanley Robinson and Ursula Heise. This conversation takes up these themes, in past and present, and with particular focus on the current and former work of the panelists themselves.