Structures of Power: Politics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

Whether speculating on our own current political climates or those of imagined civilizations, authors of science fiction and fantasy are uniquely positioned to deconstruct structures of political power. Politically engaged science fiction considers how power struggles impact individual and collective identity, proposes intersections between technology and politics, and explores methods of resistance to oppressive governments and political technologies like surveillance and biometrics. N. K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Eugene Lim (Dear Cyborgs), Malka Older (Infomocracy), Deji Bryce Olukotun (Nigerians in Space), and moderator Rosie Clarke will consider how SF&F responds to both our hopes and fears for the future, offers alternatives to conventional political structures, and the ways technology can liberate or threaten our freedom.

This is an official 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Event taking place at the Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium, 128 Pierrepont Street at 1PM.

Don’t forget to stop by booth #317 while you’re there! We’ll have books, goodies, info about forthcoming events, and a competition!











When: Sun., Sep. 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111
Price: Free
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Whether speculating on our own current political climates or those of imagined civilizations, authors of science fiction and fantasy are uniquely positioned to deconstruct structures of political power. Politically engaged science fiction considers how power struggles impact individual and collective identity, proposes intersections between technology and politics, and explores methods of resistance to oppressive governments and political technologies like surveillance and biometrics. N. K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Eugene Lim (Dear Cyborgs), Malka Older (Infomocracy), Deji Bryce Olukotun (Nigerians in Space), and moderator Rosie Clarke will consider how SF&F responds to both our hopes and fears for the future, offers alternatives to conventional political structures, and the ways technology can liberate or threaten our freedom.

This is an official 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Event taking place at the Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium, 128 Pierrepont Street at 1PM.

Don’t forget to stop by booth #317 while you’re there! We’ll have books, goodies, info about forthcoming events, and a competition!