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Sunday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hierarchy and Oppression in SFF

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Ideas related to oppression and treatment of marginalized communities are common in science fiction and fantasy today, and a reflection of ongoing societal concerns. How do you make a realistic story involving oppressive social strata without making it too bleak? Is it problematic to create obvious parallels to the real world, or is that the point? How do you create a story that focuses on these and is still hopeful and interesting?

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'Nathan Burgoine

‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. Being "that tall queer guy who mostly writes short fiction," (almost always spec-fic), he released his first short fiction collection, Of Echoes Born, but has also written... Read More →

Panelists
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →
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Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer. She is the poetry editor of Augur Magazine and has had work published in FIYAH, The Temz Review, and elsewhere in print and online. She lives in Toronto.
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Elliott Dunstan

Elliott Dunstan is an Ottawa-based historian, poet and author with a special interest in queer history, mental illness, trauma and the places that time forgot. He is currently self-publishing an online serial novel available on his website, and has also been published by Queen of... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon F - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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