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The Wiscon Chronicles Volume 5: Writing and Racial Identity (The WisCon Chronicles #5)

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This volume of the WisCon Chronicles celebrates, challenges, and discusses the varied faces of WisCon 34. Its contributors include a mix of writers, scholars, and fans, among whom number Greer Gilman, Nnedi Okorafor, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Nisi Shawl, Nancy Jane Moore, Vandana Singh, Andrea Hairston, Eileen Gunn, MJ Hardman, Maurice Broaddus. It also, notably, includes a ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published May 28th 2011 by Aqueduct Press
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Mar 16, 2014 Mia rated it really liked it
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I had never heard of WisCon before I found this book. I came upon it by accident while searching for "Writing the Other" (also by Nisi Shawl) online, and thought the series was an interesting concept. I immediately bought a bunch of them online, and this was the first to be delivered to my door.

As someone who loves reading and writing speculative fiction, the concept of "writing the other" is absolutely essential to me. Fantasy and science fiction worlds are not built on one culture, sexuality,
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Aug 29, 2011 Lashawn rated it it was amazing
I actually finished this a long time ago. I wanted to write a longer review but life got in the way. Awesome anthology. Great food for thought. It was neat to recognize many of the contributors--it was a good way to decompress after Wiscon.
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Nisi Shawl's story "Cruel Sistah" was included in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #19. Her work has also appeared in So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy and both Dark Matter anthologies. Recently she perpetrated "The Snooted One: The Historicity of Origin" at the Farrago's Wainscot website. With Cynthia Ward, she co-authored "Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The WisCon Chronicles (10 books)
  • The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 1
  • The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future
  • The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF
  • The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4: WisCon Voices
  • The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom
  • The Wiscon Chronicles Vol 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives
  • WisCon Chronicles Volume 8: Re-Generating Wiscon
  • The Wiscon Chronicles, Volume 9: Intersections and Alliances
  • The WisCon Chronicles Vol 10: Social Justice (Redux)

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