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Speculative Fiction

"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

The Pathetic Nature Of Humanity Is The Real Dystopia In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts

The very last words printed inside Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Heart Goes Last, appropriately come straight from the heart. “My special thank...

"Plunging Into the Deep: Black Magic for Black Girls"

Zetta Elliott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

Ship of Souls combines urban fantasy with African American history; set in Prospect Park, the story features three unlikely friends who are pursued by ghosts from the Revolutionary War as they attempt to release the restless souls from the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.

The Future's So Bright, I'm Afraid to Look: On Science/Speculative Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

The debate over whether SF is literature or genre fiction is ultimately far less important than the fact that such novels and movies have long challenged us to rethink not only what is possible, but also what is desirable about our collective future -- with or without sunglasses.

An Appreciation of Margaret Atwood

Dave Astor | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Atwood is socially conscious without being preachy. This is certainly the case in three dystopian novels that say a lot about things like women's rights and the despoiling of the environment but do that via the books' interesting characters and plots.