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Influential, challenging and provocative. This series explores dystopian societies worse than our own.....or are they?

Whether you've read the books or not, delve into some of Canada's most interesting literary creations that have changed the way we see, think and feel about our world.

These programs are made possible through a gift from the Ann Thoburn Fund.

Upcoming Events

Ads on the Moon: Corporate and Cultural Cosmopolitanisms in Cloud Atlas

Thu, May 24 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas explores community-building in conventional as well as in...

"Science is Politics by Other Means": Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy

Tue, May 29 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) tells the story ...

Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia

Mon, Jun 04 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apo...

Never Let Me Go and the Extinction of Dying

Wed, Jun 06 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go presents a dystopian, alternative England in which de...