“Maybe you’ve heard that people are mad about Black actors being cast in Lord of the Rings. Or Game of Thrones. Or maybe it was Star Wars. Or perhaps Thor. Wait, maybe it was Titans, or Superman. The Witcher? Or maybe you heard that people are angry that […]
“The Ghost of Worshops Past: How Communism, Conservatism, and the Cold War still molds our path into SFF Writing”
At Tor.com, S.L. Huang writes about the history of writing workshops and its influence on SF/F workshops and writing today. “To those outside the industry, the name “Clarion” might not have much meaning. But to those with aspirations of being a professional SFF author—of joining those like Gaiman—workshops […]
Hear that rumbling? Furiosa is coming down the road. Not in 2022 or in 2023, but everyone’s favorite imperator returns in 2024. Furiosa (2024) is a prequel to George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). I am ambivalent because I am tired of origin stories, and particularly the […]
“The science fiction author Isaac Asimov engaged in forms of unwanted touching with countless women. It set the tone for the entire genre.” More from Alec Nevala-Lee here.
At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about the Amazon series, Them (2021). “In 2018, the artist Lorraine O’Grady said at a Brooklyn Museum book event, “In the future, white supremacy will no longer need white people.” That future is now. O’Grady’s belief nods to the ways the structures […]
BFI has a list of 100 overlooked films by women. “In this list we aim to write women back into film history by championing 100 female-directed hidden gems that have been forgotten or unfairly overlooked – with contributions from Jane Campion, Greta Gerwig, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Agnès […]