Tasting Light: 10 Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions

Editor Wade Roush will take the main stage at the Cambridge Science Festival’s Science Carnival to present Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions, and introduce three award-winning young adult authors, Elizabeth Bear, K. Ancrum, and William Alexander, to read selections from their contributions.

In tales buzzing with possibility, hope, innovation, anger, and tenderness, Tasting Light offers a dazzling challenge to connect with open minds, hearts, and senses—in a fast-changing world. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Carnival.

This event is presented by the MIT Press Bookstore, the MIT Museum, and MITeen Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press.
Wade Roush is a journalist and audio producer who focuses on how science and technology are changing our lives and what we can do as individuals to steer that process. He is the editor of the 2018 edition of the hard sci-fi anthology Twelve Tomorrows, published by the MIT Press. He holds a PhD from MIT in the history of technology and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Bear is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Astounding Award-winning author of around thirty novels and more than a hundred short stories. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, writer Scott Lynch.

K. Ancrum is the author of the award-winning thriller The Wicker King, a lesbian romance novel called The Weight of the Stars, and the Peter Pan—inspired thriller Darling. K. is a Chicago native passionate about diversity and representation in young adult fiction. She currently writes most of her work in the lush gardens of the Art Institute of Chicago.

William Alexander is a National Book Award—winning Latinx author of unrealisms for young audiences. His novels include Goblin Secrets, Ambassador, and A Properly Unhaunted Place. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Oct 9, 2022
01:30 PM
- 02:30 PM
Kendall/MIT Open Space: Main Stage
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.