Fantasies of Free Movement

Tracks:
Literature,  Science
What:
Panel
When:
Wednesday Aug 09   12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Messukeskus - 102
Tags:
travel science fiction GoH John-Henri Holmberg
A number of recent works have explicitly linked the trope of transportation in SF to issues of migration and home, ranging from the strange topologies of Dave Hutchinson's "Fractured Europe" series, to the "death of the majority" in Ada Palmer's Terra Ignota, or the more contemporary parable about seeking refuge found in Mohsin Hamid's Exit West. What do such works do to help us explore the opportunities and challenges of a free-movement world? In a time of (seemingly) closing borders, where in fantastika can we find grounds for hope? And what questions remain under-explored?
Speaker
Hugo Administrator
Speaker
Writer, literary historian,