The Fantasy Issue

Smoke Signal: Building the Past, the Present, and the Afrofuture

Today’s Afrofuturist art blurs the lines between present and future, fact and fiction, and fantasy and reality.

Sound Out: Coming Home to Lavender Country

Queer country artists have been making their voices known for decades. Read more »

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. Read more »

Beyond Bars: Prison Abolition Should Be the American Dream

The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. Read more »

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority. Read more »

BitchTapes: Soundtracks from Fantasy Films

In this BitchTape, Rekha Shanker takes us on a fantastical journey, shining a light on soundtrack-born songs that help us suspend disbelief. Read more »