R277. New (Per)mutations in Speculative Fiction

Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Bending historical fantasy to meet contemporary transgender experience... rerouting the apocalypse through trans-speciesism... biopunking the neo-noir... ghosting the postcolonial imaginary: these speculative writers are flooding the arena of fiction with a potent assemblage of narrative sources and strategies, including formal and other experimentation. Here they address their approaches to genre, structure, and form, and what new possibilities they see for storytelling.


M./Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Devil's Kitchen Award in Fiction and a Lambda Award finalist. They have also published three chapbooks, including The Feels, an exploration of fan fiction and affect, and Twins, starring the Sweet Valley Twins.

Jordy Rosenberg is a professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the author of the forthcoming novel, Confessions of the Fox, a work of transgender speculative historical fiction. They have also published academic work, experimental prose, and short fiction.

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories, and a short story collection, Tender. She is the recipient of several awards including the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Alyssa Wong is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus Award-winning author. Her short fiction has been nominated for multiple awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award.

Rose Lemberg


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside