Choose Your Own Adventure: A Conversation with Jennifer Egan & George Saunders
Imagining the future has long intrigued writers and readers. There are no constraints when envisioning our future communities and world, and that alone is incredibly appealing. Futuristic fiction takes us places that make us pause, as our brains, habituated by the predictable, work to catch up. Authors Jennifer Egan and George Saunders recently discussed the creative business of imagining and writing about the future in a fascinating article in the New York Times Magazine. If reading this piece leaves you eager to reflect on and discuss futuristic fiction, consider joining us for an engaging adventure at Great Books Chicago 2016 — Imperfect Ideal, April 30-May 1, 2016. The event revolves around discussions of George Orwell’s masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and our new anthology Imperfect Ideal: Utopian & Dystopian Visions, and includes a variety of exciting, uniquely Chicago cultural outings. The weekend is an ideal opportunity to spend time with readers who finish books (or articles like this one) primed for conversation!