Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and UTA. 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, Changeist, and others. Her essays have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, MISC Magazine, FutureNow as well as regular columnist in the Ottawa Citizen. She is the author of the Machine Dynasty novels. Her novel Company Town was a Canada Reads finalist.
Ashby has a Master of Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCADU and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University. You can see some of her work in strategic foresight here in these links: 2020 Media Futures Project; The Atlantic Council; Nesta UK, and Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future.