Partner Event: FIU Science & Fiction Confab
Wednesday, March 20 @ 1:00 pm
10955 SW 15th Terrace, Miami, FL 33199 United States
A trio of award-winning science/speculative fiction writers who have worked in STEM will discuss the intersections of science and fiction writing. Moderating will be RHONA TRAUVITCH, FIU’s Science & Fiction Lab founding director.
KEN LIU is a former software engineer turned American author of speculative fiction. Known for the Dandelion Dynasty, Liu’s writing touches on themes of futurism, machine-augmented creativity, technology, and more.
USMAN MALIK is a Pakistani American author and doctor known for writing speculative fiction. The use of medical terminology allows Malik to be gritty and graphic with his writing, often creating an atmosphere that draws readers into the story.
VANDANA SINGH is an Indian science fiction writer and physicist at Framingham State University. Known for her collections of short stories, Singh focuses her writing on the effects of climate change on marginalized communities as a way to bring attention to current environmental issues.
Presented in partnership with Florida International University’s Science & Fiction Lab as part of the 2024 NEA Big Read Miami.