The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Andrew Hudson

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Andrew Hudson

Andrew Dana Hudson is an award-winning speculative fiction writer. His fiction won the Imagination and Climate Futures Climate Fiction Contest, was runner up in the Writing the Future health sci-fi contest, and has appeared in Terraform, Little Blue Marble with work forthcoming in Slate Future Tense and LIGHTSPEED magazine He studies sustainability at ASU and is a fellow in the Imaginary College at the Center for Science and the Imagination. His nonfiction writing has appeared in Slate, among others. He serves as associate editor of Oasis, a Phoenix-based journal of anticapitalist thought.

Find Conference Sessions with Andrew Hudson

Just World Building
Andrew Hudson

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club
Type: Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Fiction, Novels, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Social Justice

What would it mean to carry out justice in our fiction, given the realities of our unjust world? How do fictional villains differ from real-life ones? Should the hero's journey be a blueprint for stories when saving the climate requires movements and communities? Can we use the tools of speculative world building to prefigure a truly just and sustainable future? Touching on imaginative greats like Ursula K.