Department of English

University of Toronto

An hour of talk and conversation with Madeline Ashby

Event date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Muzzo Family Alumni Hall #400, 121 St. Joseph Street

“Picks up where Blade Runner left off and maps territory Ridley Scott barely even
glimpsed. vN might just be the most piercing interrogation of humanoid AI since
Isaac Asimov kicked it all off with the Three Laws.”
— Peter Watts, award-winning author of Blindsight and the Rifters trilogy

Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in
Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen, and she is an instructor in
OCADU’s Digitial Futures Initiative. She has written narrative scenarios and science
fiction prototypes for organizations like Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future,
SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, and others. Her short fiction has appeared in
Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism
have appeared at BoingBoing, iO9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, and Her first novel, vN, was published by Angry Robot Books in 2012; the
sequel, iD, is also available. In 2015, she co-edited License Expired: The Unauthorized
James Bond with David Nickle (published by CZP). Her forthcoming novel Company
Town (TOR) will be available in Spring 2016.

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