José González Vargas was born in Maracay, Venezuela and works as a freelance journalist in Spanish and English. He currently runs interviews for Viceversa magazine. In 2015, he was a runner-up in Solsticios, one of the first SF/F short story contests in Venezuela.
Rose Victor grew up in a book-infested house and enjoyed it greatly. She loves words, people, yarn, and classical music – as well as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and, more recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has some experience with gerbils, mostly positive.
Ethan Chua is a Chinese-Filipino spoken word poet, physics nerd, and occasional shower singer. He’s also the cofounder and literary editor of Ampersand, a literature and art journal for Philippine youth. His work is either forthcoming or published in major Philippine newspapers, The Philippine Graphic, Moledro magazine, and Eunoia Review. Read his work at medium.com/@ezlc327.
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh. Her latest book is The Sign of the Dragon, an epic fantasy told in poems, winner of the Elgin Award. She hides her online presence with a cryptically named website (marysoonlee.com) and an equally cryptic Twitter account (@MarySoonLee).
In this episode of Critical Friends , the Strange Horizons SFF criticism podcast, Aisha and Dan talk to critic and poet Catherine Rockwood about how reviewing and criticism feed into creative practice. Also, pirates.
Writing authentic stories may require you to make the same sacrifice. This is not a question of whether or not you are ready to write indigenous literature, but whether you are willing to do so. Whatever your decision, continue to be kind to indigenous writers. Do not ask us why we are not famous or complain about why we are not getting support for our work. There can only be one answer to that: people are too busy to care. At least you care, and that should be enough to keep my culture alive.
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