Recent Columns

Me and Science Fiction: What Are We, Chopped Liver?

by Eleanor Arnason

13 April 2015

Recently, The Guardian did a column with a headline that said, “2014: The Year that Science Fiction Woke Up to Diversity.” The column goes on to argue that last year was when SF finally discovered women and people of color (PoC) and produced books about gender issues.

Intertitles: Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong and the Hollywood Problem

by Genevieve Valentine

6 April 2015

In fact, non-whiteness is so often coded as the Other that it becomes subtly reinforced as a speculative element; a person of color appearing at all begins to suggest something supernatural—both within the text, and as evidence that a person of color made it in front of the camera at all.

Matrilines: The Woman Who Made Fantasy: Katherine Kurtz

by Kari Sperring

30 March 2015

We are writing our history, shaping our genre to our cultural norms of value and hierarchy and status. And we are leaving out the women.

Movements: Taking Stock: Encouragement and the Antidote to Toxicity

by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

16 March 2015

These days, I find myself looking back and taking stock of the road I chose to travel when I decided to embrace science fiction.

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