Guest Post Roundup
My thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s series of guest posts about representation in SF/F — both the authors of the essays and the commenters who joined the conversation. Between the seventeen posts and two bonus reprints I’ll be announcing later, it looks like Invisible 2 will have significantly more content than its predecessor, which is sweet. I’ve got contracts back from almost everyone involved, and I’m still hoping for a mid-May release.
In the meantime, here’s a roundup of all the guest posts from this year:
- Exponentially Hoping – Merc Rustad
- Fat Chicks in SFF – Alis Franklin
- I’m Not Broken – Annalee Flower Horne
- Discovering the Other – John G. Hartness
- Too Niche – Lauren Jankowski
- Nobody’s Sidekick: Intersectionality in Protagonists – S. L. Huang
- The Danger of the False Narrative – LaShawn Wanak
- Next Year in Jerusalem – Gabrielle Harbowy
- No More Dried Up Spinsters – Nancy Jane Moore
- False Expectations – Matthew Alan Thyer
- I am not Hispanic, I am Puerto Rican – Isabel Schechter
- Breaking Mirrors – Diana Pho
- Text, Subtext, and Pieced-Together Lives – Angelia Sparrow
- Lost in the Margins – Sarah Chorn
- Not Your Mystical Indian – Jessica McDonald
- Alien of Extraordinary Ability? Migration in SFF and in my Life – Bogi Takács
- What Do We Look Like in Your Mind? – Kat Tanaka Okopnik
I received more than 60 pitches this year, which means I had to turn down a lot of good and important potential essays. Here are links to several of those essays that people went ahead and posted on their own sites.
- The Victim Narrative and Heroic Women, by Nina Niskanen
- Scars, Symbols, and Stereotypes, by Libby Block
- We Aren’t the Dragons You’re Looking For: The Inhuman and the Asexual in SF&F, by Whimbrel
- What We Have Here Is A Failure To Appreciate [Yourself] (Or Why I Am Psyched To Be Speaking At C2E2), by Jennifer Cross
- The Portrayal of Victims in SF/F, by Raven Oak
Thanks again. These are important conversations, and speaking for myself, I continue to learn a great deal from all of you.
April 14, 2015 @ 11:05 am
Wow, it’s good to be in good company. Thanks to everyone who contributed, a lot eye opening words. And thanks once again to Jim for putting this together.