In this first episode of Critical Friends, the Strange Horizons SFF criticism podcast, reviews editors Aisha Subramanian, Dan Hartland, and Maureen Kincaid Speller present a discussion on where, if anywhere, we can find this thing called SFF criticism.
Twist and love and love and twist / I am the mother of monsters / I am a monster of mothers
Graveyard of red stars. Shimmering mirage in heaven.
This show is considered to be the first science fiction radio show, and at its best, it encapsulated much of what I love about golden age sci-fi.
"In some of my poetry, I feel like I’m freeing words of their boundaries and letting them absorb new meanings and new possibilities."
We would like stories that are joyous, horrific, hopeful, despondent, powerful and subtle. Write something that will take our breath away, make us yell and cry. Write unapologetically in your local patois and basilects in space; make references to local events and memes to your heart’s content. Write something that makes you laugh and cry. Indulge in all the hallmarks of your heritage that you find yourself yearning for in speculative literature, but know that we will not judge you based on your authenticity as a Southeast Asian.