When the present pandemic complicated our plans for the Summer 2020 issue, Alta looked to the (distant and fictional) future. Now our books editor, David L. Ulin, is joining Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington to talk about the magazine’s new issue and specifically its emphasis on science fiction. Ulin will discuss the groundbreaking work of author Philip K. Dick, how the sci-fi genre is especially timely right now, and the challenges Alta writers faced while trying to report during a nationwide shelter-in-place. You won’t want to miss this behind-the-scenes look at the brand-new issue of Alta.
About David L. Ulin:
David L. Ulin is the author or editor of 10 books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, short-listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. A former books editor and book critic for the Los Angeles Times, he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, the Nation, the New York Times, and other publications. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation.