fantasy

Gilead Is Now: For Feminist Authors, Dystopia Is Already Here

In modern times, dystopian fiction is an outlet for authors to imagine the world as it already is.

Safe and Seen: Leave Potter Nostalgia behind in Favor of Trans Authors

It’s heartbreaking to learn that one of your icons is transphobic. Read more »

Amanda Leduc and Fantasy Authors Challenge the Trope of “Broken” Disabled People

Fairy tales and their contemporary counterparts—superhero tales, science fiction, fantasy—shape our collective ideas about what it means to be powerful and beautiful.  Read more »

No Need for Superheroes: "A Wrinkle In Time" Shows Black Girls How To Save Themselves

Black children don’t have to be endowed with mutant powers to be inherently good. Read more »

Get Out: 9 Black Horror Classics That Will Keep You Up At Night

Get Out isn’t an anomaly. Read more »

OG Vampires: “Dracula” Is All About Sex

Lusty bloodsuckers are running amok.  Read more »

Whitewashing Death Note: Hollywood's Unabashed Bleaching of Anime Continues

Netflix, in whitewashing a series so popular that it appealed to even non-weeaboos, is encouraging white audiences to remember the characters how they want to, rather than how they were actually written. Read more »

2016 Reading Challenge: 50 Books by Women of Color

If you don’t seek out new voices, it’s easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Holy Tesseracts! Ava DuVernay Will Direct "A Wrinkle in Time" Film

Disney is producing the film based on the beloved science-fantasy series, which centers on protagonist Meg Murry.  Read more »

Rewriting Reality: A Forthcoming Speculative Fiction Anthology Asks Transgender Authors to Imagine New Worlds

It’s been a helter-skelter year for sci-fi and geekdom. Read more »

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