How do we sustain hope in the face of seemingly intractable problems without glossing over them? How do we move beyond criticism to imagine alternatives to oppressive systems? Where do we go from here?
Radical speculative fiction gives us tools to start approaching these questions. From feminist science fiction to Afrofuturism to indigenous speculative fiction, there are long traditions outside of traditional science fiction that ask us to reimagine our relationship to pasts and futures, and explore not only technological also social transformation. This comic follows the author’s personal journey growing up with traditional sci-fi and discovering radical speculative fiction, asking what sci-fi can teach us as it jumps between science fiction worlds (literally!).
Practicing the Future