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 book, Elemental Haiku, containing haiku for each element of the periodic table, was published by Ten Speed Press in October 2019. She has a website at http://www.marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.
The unofficial theme for this Short Fiction Treasures column is “arts, crafts, and work.” Whether the art, craft, or work is the main theme of the story, or whether it’s there as background and setting, it can add a level of immersion and satisfying texture to speculative fiction that I find irresistible.
Although the science fiction community has engaged in a significant, concerted, and necessary effort to correct for many of Campbell’s prejudices surrounding race and gender, there has yet to be a similar corrective effort on matters concerning class and labour.
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