First you think it’s jet lag. At some point you make a joke to yourself about how you have finally internalized their thing about how “all black people look alike.” At the beginning a lot of us just tucked it away along with everything else that didn’t make sense about our lives.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alexis Pauline Gumbs's "BlueBellow."
This is one of six stories we're presenting this week as part of our Resistance special issue.
I'm not the target audience for Douglas Lain's Deserts of Fire . There are many reasons for this. As a book, it takes the United States for its centre and its history is drawn from the same context; consequently, its attempt at intervention in these narratives is also drawn from this context.
Post-apocalyptic dystopias are all the rage with contemporary British writers this year. Go into any bookshop and you will spot at least one: perhaps Jim Crace's The Pesthouse (Picador) or Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army (Faber and Faber) or, most likely of all, Jeanette Winterson's new novel, The Stone Gods (Hamish Hamilton).
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