Madeline Ashby

Author of Company Town

Madeline Ashby

Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker and immigrant living in Toronto. A graduate of OCAD University's Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation program, she has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, the Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination and other organizations. Ashby writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen and her short fiction has appeared in Nature, Flurb, Tesseracts, Imaginarium and Escape Pod. Her essays and criticism have appeared at Boing Boing, io9, Worldchanging, The Creators Project, Arcfinity, Tor.com, MISC Magazine and Future Now.

Due to a scheduling conflict, Tamara Taylor had to step down from Canada Reads. Defending Company Town by Madeline Ashby during the debates March 27-30 will be Measha Brueggergosman.