25 July 2016
From the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the leather-clad witches of Charmed to Terry Pratchett's deathscapes, hell is pretty heteronormative.
25 July 2016
If we step back and think about the narrative of Steven Universe at any distance, unsettling that quotidian framing for a moment, the show's space-opera project looks startlingly bold for a Western program.
25 July 2016
Each queer union is as hopeless as its heterosexual and straight counterparts. There is neither judgement nor condemnation, yet at the same time there is an equal lack of celebration or hopefulness. And I loved it.
22 July 2016
As such, these pieces are necessarily impressionistic and often dreamlike, sacrificing character and plot in favor of style and feeling. In this way the title is also aptly chosen, as each story is like a spark that glows as the reader breathes with it—but then fades quickly away
20 July 2016
We know this world has changed. How has this happened?
18 July 2016
These are fictions which refuse most of the standard consolations of fantasy—protagonists are unlikely even to survive let alone commit acts of heroism.
15 July 2016
By endowing his poor, uneducated, vulgar, and individually characterized caravan guards with distinct and differing dialects, Wilson forces his readers to stretch their expectations of what is possible when they read secondary-world fantasy.
13 July 2016
It’s too big a task for a single volume to serve as an exhaustive survey of the field, but Beyond is an excellent jumping-off point into the wide world of queer speculative comics.
11 July 2016
Logan’s debut novel is deceptively quiet and simple, but there is something powerful brewing underneath.
08 July 2016
The American Shore is a valuable glimpse into a pivotal stage in the development of science fiction theory and critical practice, as well as a fascinating opportunity to watch Delany’s feverishly imaginative, intimidatingly well-read brain at work.
06 July 2016
This strange fiction is playing a game with the (im)possible that refuses pat taxonomies.
04 July 2016
Memory is both a triumph of non-binary, non-monogamous, self-deterministic love and chosen family—with some psychic powers—and also an unsettling mess of emotional abuse and racial ideology.
01 July 2016
If the Seizure had been caused by an emergence, perhaps a rogue emergence imprisoned in this archive by her peers, there are strange and tangled moral questions to be unravelled.
29 June 2016
In the middle of Dream London, one character flat-out admitted that the world of the new city was a scam, an illogical place assembled by stunted imaginations to trap and divide its inhabitants.
27 June 2016
The existentialist horror of Advantageous is not the sort of thing you can really warn a person about without unpacking your own personal fears and laying them bare for anyone to see.
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