Ruthanna Emrys is the author of Winter Tide and Deep Roots. Her first short story collection, Imperfect Commentaries, is now available from Lethe Press. She lives in a mysterious manor house on the outskirts of Washington, DC with her wife and their large, strange family. You can find her online on Twitter and Patreon.
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.
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.
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