Lane Robins is the author of Maledicte and Kings & Assassins, and the romance novel Renovation. Under the name Lyn Benedict, she writes the Shadows Inquiries series. Her short fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, Penumbra, and in Nightmare Magazine.
She currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas. To contact her, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about her and her work, see her website.
Reverse extractivism is a colonial fever-dream, one that the reveals the colonist’s ultimate desires through its uncanny logics If extractivism is empire’s removal of resources from the periphery without industrial development or fair compensation, reverse extractivism is the imbrication of the colonizer into the very being of the colonized, such that resources don’t need to be removed to be exploited for the benefit of empire.
Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine of and about speculative fiction. We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art. For more information, see our about page. All material in Strange Horizons is copyrighted to the original authors and may not be reproduced without permission.