Canada Reads

Madeline Ashby

Madeline Ashby is the author of Company Town, a Canada Reads 2017 finalist.
Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and futurist. (CBC)

Madeline Ashby's novel Company Town was defended by Measha Brueggergosman on Canada Reads 2017. The book made it to the final round of the debates before being eliminated on Day Four.

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,, MISC Magazine and Future Now.