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Saturday, July 2 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SF and Slavery

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It is more than 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation. SF gives more attention to the issue of slavery than most fiction does; Heinlein alone wrote 3 books focusing on it. Butler's Kindred, Asaro's Ruby/Eube novels, Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, a lot of fantasy novels and (lightly disguised) many robot and android stories . . . Why do our genres consider this an important contemporary topic, when so much of our culture is in denial of both slavery's impact on who we are now, and its continued existence around the world? How does SF&F overcome that denial?

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Elizabeth Adams

Owner/artist, NightshadeRose Studio
Professional jeweler & enamelist. Dabbler in many other arts. Native Texan, current Seattleite.

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Ross Island