Reading Group: Eco/Sci/Fi – Session 1

Jameel Library Reading Groups resume with Eco/Sci/Fi. These reading group sessions provide participants with science fiction writing that explores themes within and around ecology. Each session within this themed series features a different reading group leader, whose aim is to foster a discussion around sustainability, environmental issues and technology within speculative futures (and pasts).

In the first session of the Eco/Sci/Fi series, participants will be reading Vaster than Empires and More Slow by Ursula Le Guin. The session is led in English by science fiction author and translator Cristina Jurado Marcos.

The reading groups are free and open to all. Registration is required, as space is limited. Registered participants are expected to commit to the reading material and to attend the session they have registered to maintain a respectful, informed and open discursive environment.

Please register via the RSVP button.

Cristina Jurado Marcos is an author of science fiction, fantasy, horror as well as an editor and translator. In 2019, she became the first female author to win the Best Novel Ignotus Award (Spain’s Hugo) for Bionautas. Her recent fiction includes the novella CloroFilia and her collection of stories Alphaland. In 2020 she was distinguished as Europe’s Best SF Promoter Award and started to work as a contributor of the bilingual quarterly Constelación magazine.



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