Worlds Beyond: how young adult fiction can explore the lives of the marginalized
Even in science fiction and fantasy, we're used to hearing the stories of the rich and the white. This represents an...
The unbearable whiteness of science fiction
Speculative fiction is just as rooted in white supremacy as any other genre. When a transformative vision of racial...
Terry Pratchett's Discworld: where we are all heroes
As a reader and a writer, I'm over the idea of the 'one true heir'. Fantasy does not concern itself with utopia,...
Black to the future: afrofuturism and tech power
I’d love to live in a world where the thug, the drag queen, the single mum, the octogenarian churchwarden and the...
Sad puppies, rabid chauvinists: will raging white guys succeed in hijacking sci-fi’s biggest awards?
More and more women have been nominated for Hugo Awards in recent years—until this year. Here’s what’s at stake.
Science fiction and social justice: giving up on utopias
We make fiction that disrupts the status quo, examines change as a collective bottom up process, centers...
Science fiction: taking science personally
Science fiction readers know in their bones that there's a big universe out there, and that science increasingly...
For the future struggle: what is science fiction?
The science fiction that is most important is that which situates itself at a point of struggle.