Grace Dillon

Grace L. Dillon is an American academic and author. She is a professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program, in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations, at Portland State University.[1]

Similar to the concept of Afrofuturism, Dillon is best known for coining the term Indigenous Futurism, which is a movement consisting of art, literature and other forms of media which express Indigenous perspectives of the past, present and future in the context of science fiction and related sub-genres.

Dillon is the editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction, which is the first anthology of Indigenous science fiction short stories, published by the University of Arizona Press in 2012.[2][3][4] The anthology includes works from Gerald Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie, William Sanders and Stephen Graham Jones.[3] Previously, Dillon has edited Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest, which was published in 2003 by Oregon State University Press.[5][6] This is an anthology of science fiction from writers living in the Pacific Northwest, and features works from authors such as Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, and Molly Gloss.[5]

Selected worksEdit


  1. ^ "Portland State College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Indigenous Nations Studies | Grace L. Dillon". Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  2. ^ Muzyka, Kyle (Mar 10, 2019). "From growing medicine to space rockets: What is Indigenous futurism?". CBC Radio.
  3. ^ a b "Walking the Clouds – UAPress". 2017-07-12. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  4. ^ a b Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction. Dillon, Grace L. Tucson. ISBN 9780816529827. OCLC 750401406.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ a b "Hive of Dreams | OSU Press". Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  6. ^ a b Hive of dreams : contemporary science fiction from the Pacific Northwest. Dillon, Grace L. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. 2003. ISBN 0870715550. OCLC 52418449.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Dillon, Grace L. (2007). "Indigenous Scientific Literacies in Nalo Hopkinson's Ceremonial Worlds". Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 1 (69): 23–41. JSTOR 24351025.