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What’s wrong with “strong” female characters?
What can we do to fix the Hugo awards?
What determines a dystopian society’s dress code?
Can a video game affirm our humanity?


The Internet has the answers. Speculative Fiction 2013 collects over fifty pieces from all corners of speculative fiction fandom – from book criticism to incisive commentary on important issues like sexual
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published April 2014 by Jurassic London
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Brooks
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm counting this as finished even though there are a few essays I haven't read yet (spoilers for things I've yet to read/watch/etc.)

A collection of online essays concerning science fiction / fantasy and their treatment or representation of marginalized populations (people of color, women, LGBTQ were the most common subjects). I like sci-fi/fantasy and I've read quite a bit of online activism concerning these subjects, so this was something that was right up my alley.

And it's pretty good. I read
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Tyrannosaurus regina
I'm quite an avid reader in fannish dialogues online, so I'd read some of these already, but it was amazing to me how many I hadn't. Though even when I hadn't, particularly in the essays section, I was aware of the ongoing discussions and events in fandom that had prompted them. There was a significant and appreciated effort at diversity within both content and contributors, but I have to say I would've liked to see a little bit more of people taking joy in fandom. Then again, maybe that just wa ...more
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May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, ebooks, non-fiction
Thoroughly fascinating, and now I have even more books on my TBR. :)
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