Science fiction offers us visions of histories we don't know -- histories of the future and the past. Today, legendary science fiction writers talk about science, utopia, and the imagination. Plus, the winners of our 3 Minute Futures fiction contest!
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Kim Stanley Robinson has been called our greatest living science fiction writer, and one of the greatest political novelists. He talks about post-capitalism, utopian visions, and the politics of science fiction.
Gates McFadden directed the cast of actors who dramatized our 3 Minute Futures stories. She played Dr. Beverly Crusher in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." In this interview, she looks back on the legacy of Star Trek.
Is it still possible to have a hopeful future vision? Ed Finn directs the Center for Science and the Imagination in Arizona, which pairs sci fi writers with scientists to dream up the next big science project.
Ann Marlow had a successful career on Wall Street – and simultaneously, a heroin habit. She never resorted to selling drugs or her body. She never hit rock bottom. After ten years, she decided to quit– and never went back. The antithesis of the junkie stereotype.
In 2008, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout and photographer Nigel Brennan were kidnapped in Somalia, by Islamist insurgents. They were held hostage for 460 days. Escape became the focus of their being.