‘We’ve Already Survived an Apocalypse’: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi

Departmental News

Posted:  Aug 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

Long underrepresented in genre fiction, Native American and First Nations authors are reshaping its otherworldly (but still often Eurocentric) worlds.  “Indigenous people have always been writing and telling science-fiction stories, but it hasn’t been labeled as such,” said Blaire Topash-Caldwell (UNM PhD, 2020), a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians who has written about the rise of Indigenous sci-fi. “We’ve always been interested in prophecy, alternate realities and different spheres of existence.” Read more