State of the Art: October 2019

It’s been too long since I’ve collected essays on the speculative art. There were some great ones published this summer. Writing Through the News Cycle – Kameron Hurley at Locus Monsters, the Monstrous, and Reclaiming the Other by Leo Elijah Cristea at Fantasy Faction Sir Elsa of Tortall, Knight of the Realm by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry […]

State of the Art: May 2019

Essays and conversations about Fantasy and Speculative literature. Closing out Women in SF&F Month: Swati Teerdhala writes, The Unlikeable Heroine at Fantasy Book Cafe Everyone’s World Is Ending All the Time: notes on becoming a climate resilience planner at the edge of the anthropocene by Arkady Martine at Uncanny The System is Broken for People […]

Fantasy & SpecFic Watch 10

Official Comments by SFWA & Jonathan Brazee regarding Nebula Awards nomination controversy at Locus Mag Art Appreciation: Donato Giancola Looking at new books: Best Science Fiction & Fantasy for April: Top Picks – Amazon Book Review 10 Upcoming Adult Fantasy Novels – BookRiot All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in May –

State of the Art: April 2019 Part 2

Strange Horizons leads the way this round. Women in SF&F Month: Nalini Singh’s Wonder and Freedom: Fantasy Book Cafe Quiet Places and Dark Spaces by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry at Strange Horizons The Myriad Drumbeats of Afrofuturism: Afro-Brazilian Speculative Fiction by Mame Bougouma Diene at Strange Horizons Variations on a Name: the -Punks of our Times by […]

State of the Art – April 2019

This month there have been some significant essays written around the world of Fantasy and Speculative literature. Nnedi Okorafor discusses defining African Science Fiction at SFWA A guest post on difficult topics by Jesse Teller at Fantasy Book Critic A thorough examination: Asexual Representation in Mainstream Speculative Fiction by  Lynn E. O’Connacht at The Book Smugglers […]