Panel for Le Guin-Inspired Anthology, Dispatches from Anarres Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, I’ll be moderating an author panel for the Portland Book Festival on the anthology Dispatches from Anarres, science fiction and fantasy stories inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, in which I’m fortunate enough to have a story featured.

While I have not yet read all the stories in the collection, my four fellow panelists offer a wide range of material, each touching on different things Le Guin’s writing meant to them. I will shout of hear to Jason Arias’s “JoyBe’s Last Dance,” a chilling yet hopeful almost allegory about racial and class oppression and changing perceptions to see new possibilities.

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Arwen Spicer
Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

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Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

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