Science fiction -- History and criticism, Indigenous futurism, Robots in motion pictures, Science fiction films, Pedro Neves Marques (1984-) -- Criticism and interpretation
In our conversation, Dillon talks about key concepts within Indigenous-led science fiction and offers a genealogy of the term “Indigenous Futurisms,” going back to authors like Gerald Vizenor and Diane Glancy; in doing this she provides a precious bibliography at a time when some of the most exciting science fiction writing today is coming from nonwhite authors. She considers stories with topics ranging from technology, environmental justice, and relations between human and other-than-human creatures, showing that thinking with science fiction offers a rich path to decolonize the notion of science itself, freeing up space for political imaginations beyond a one-world future. – Pedro Neves Marques
A version of this interview appears in the anthology YWY, Searching for a Character Between Future Worlds: Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction, ed. Pedro Neves Marques (Sternberg Press, 2021).
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Dillon, Grace L. and Marques, Pedro Neves, "Taking the Fiction Out of Science Fiction: A Conversation about Indigenous Futurisms" (September 2021), e-flux Journal, #120.