blue glowing text that reads "native futures ppl 3rd floor display" on black background with white circuitboard components
Oct. 18, 2021 - Dec. 10, 2021
Native Futures, PCL Book Display
All-day event
Perry-Castañeda Library

Location: PCL 3rd Floor

All books can be checked out! QR codes to ebooks where available.

Inspired by the lineage of Afro-futurism, a growing community of Native American and Indigenous writers are pushing the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, and the speculative. The concept of the dystopia is turned on its head, and mythologies outside the Euro-centric, colonial mainstream are brought to life. Native scifi/fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse says: “To be a Native of North America is to exist in a space where the past and the future mix in a delicate swirl of the here-and-now. ... It is from this apocalyptic in-between that the Indigenous voices in speculative fiction speak.” With this selection of books and articles, we invite you into that “delicate swirl”. You’ll find epic adventure and paradigm-shifting ideas about decolonization, gender, culture, and even the apocalypse! 

Read more from Rebecca Roanhorse about Indigenous Futurism in her essay “Postcards from the Apocalypse” for Uncanny magazine

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