"I'm proud to announce that my latest novel, COMPANY TOWN, which is one big long science fiction prototype about the future of urban life after the oil bubble pops (and also a post-human serial-killer, and augmented reality, and the implications of CRISPR), has been selected as a finalist for CBC Books' 2017 Canada Reads competition.”
What is the one book Canadians need now? That's the question at the heart of the next edition of Canada Reads, which will take place from March 27 to 30, 2017. Ali Hassan, from CBC's Laugh Out Loud, will host the show for the first time.
"As part of the media process, I've gotten a lot of questions about my work as a foresight consultant, and the training I received in the SFI programme. I'm filming more today, and doing an event with the CEO of Chapters/Indigo, so we'll see how many times I can explain what foresight is in a single day."--Madeline Ashby
Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and Jason Richman at UTA. You can buy her books here.
She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, 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, Tor.com, MISC Magazine, FutureNow, and elsewhere.