Kathleen Jennings is based in Brisbane, Australia. She is a Ditmar Award-winning writer and illustrator, and her illustrations have been shortlisted three times for a World Fantasy Award and once for a Hugo. Her debut Australian Gothic novella Flyaway will be published by Tor.com at the end of July 2020. She can be found online at tanaudel.wordpress.com and kathleenjennings.com.
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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