Tagged With ava duvernay

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by 26 different publishers when she first began shopping the book around in the early '60s. There were many reasons given: Too complicated, too adult, and no one reads books with young female leads. Now, 55 years later, Ava DuVernay's live-action adaptation of the book is making a similar point about young, black girls deserving a chance to be a part of the sci-fi cultural canon.