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Science Fiction & Futurisms

Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight Series

Our Fall 2019 spotlight shines on authors exploring settler contact, colonialism, climate change, notions of progress and scifi tropes. They offer multiple visions of dystopias, utopias as well as contemporary realisms and futurisms. Our short list highlights mostly books of fiction, some of which we just recently discovered and ordered, and others dating back more than 20 years.

Thank you to Mitchell Moncur for valuable assistance in putting together this carousel.

Additional resources

We're no experts on Indigenous Science Fiction and Futurisms, and you might find just as many useful books and resources at your local public library and online. But may we suggest, via our shared Zotero bibliography, a few more books — as well as select videos, podcasts and journal articles — that might be of interest.

For additional Concordia Library resources on a variety of Indigenous topics see: Indigenous educational resources for faculty and students or First Peoples Studies Subject Guide.

About the series

Our Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight Series aims to support and promote Indigenous authors and artists by featuring some of the library's materials with Indigenous content, specifically focusing on works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists. If you come across more works and authors that you think are missing at Concordia Library, let us know via our Suggest A Purchase form.

Previous editions

  • Indigenous Poetry (Winter 2019): Spotlight on contemporary works, including Griffin Poetry Prize winners, older favourites and more difficult choices, long form poems and anthologies; the poetry covers topics such as representation, revolution, racism, and love.

  • Indigenous Research Methods (2018): Library materials exploring Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous knowledges. Books that celebrate or examine non-Western ways of knowing such as plant- and land-based knowledges, storywork and ceremony. Written and edited by Indigenous authors from around the world.

  • Indigenous Authors in the Spotlight (2017): A selection of literature, art, drama, poetry, non-fiction by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists, including works by Indigenous faculty at Concordia, and a celebration of the work of the late Gail Guthrie Valaskakis.

  • Celebrating Authors and Great Reads (2016): Some of the library’s print and online books of relevance to Indigenous studies and issues, including non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art, children's books, and even manga. Most selections are recent, published within the last 5-10 years and authored First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists.

See also our shared Zotero bibliographies for all these collections.

Updated: Thursday 3 December 2020
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