What will the future of the Philippines look like? Will we be exporting human workers to Mars or ruling a new Empire of Humanity? How does science fiction reflect the concerns and issues of today’s youth? These questions, among others, will be the focus of a lively discussion on “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Two Science Fiction Anthologies” at the second University of the Philippines Interdisciplinary Book Forum sponsored by the UP Instutute of Creative Writing and the UP Press, to be held at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, on April 21, from 1 to 4 in the afternoon.