Alex Shvartsman is a writer, anthologist, and translator from Brooklyn, NY. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Fireside, and other venues. He's the winner of the 2014 WSFA award and a two-time Canopus award finalist. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.
K. A. Teryna is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and illustrator. A number of her stories have been published in Russian SF magazines Esli, Mir Fantastiki, and others since 2008. English translations of her stories have appeared in Apex and Podcastle. She lives in Moscow.
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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