All Retellings are Fanfiction: Amara Lynn

All Retellings are Fanfiction: Amara Lynn

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This episode features author Amara Lynn. We talk about the importance of low-stakes sci-fi and fantasy, the ridiculousness of literary analysis, and, of course, I ramble about my love of fairytale retellings.

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Hope in the Apocalypse: Alex DiFrancesco

Hope in the Apocalypse: Alex DiFrancesco

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This episode features author Alex DiFrancesco. We talk about how climate change and gentrification influenced their writing, the importance of found family in the apocalypse, and the problems with blanket boycotts.

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Reproductive Slavery and the Apocalypse: Meg Elison

Reproductive Slavery and the Apocalypse: Meg Elison

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This episode features author of the Philip K. Dick Award-winning The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison. We talk about menstruating during the apocalypse, the “importance” of furthering the species, and I ramble at Meg about my grandmother watching lesbian porn. Continue reading “Reproductive Slavery and the Apocalypse: Meg Elison”

Masculinity is a Prison: Michael G. Williams

Masculinity is a Prison: Michael G. Williams

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This episode features author Michael G. Williams. We talk about the complexity of lived queer experiences, the power of queerness to dismantle the patriarchy, genre jumping and Emperor Norton. We spent so much time trading queer anecdotes, we only talked about a few books, but links are below the cut. Continue reading “Masculinity is a Prison: Michael G. Williams”

Morally Gray: Alex Harrow & Lex Chase

Morally Gray: Alex Harrow & Lex Chase

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This episode features author Alex Harrow and artist/author Lex Chase. We discuss our love of morally gray heroes, the use of singular “they,” mental illness in speculative fiction, Marvel superhero fatigue, and then I totally misquote Hermione Granger (don’t @ me). Plus we throw a few book recommendations your way. Links are below the cut.

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Breaking the Binary: Brianna da Silva & J. Scott Coatsworth

Episode 7: Brianna da Silva & J. Scott Coatsworth

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This episode features poet and host of the Females in Fantasy podcast Brianna da Silva and spec fic author J. Scott Coatsworth. We discuss the importance of gender roles in spec fic, breaking the binary, our love of mall bookstores and creating “onion layers” in world building. Plus we throw a few book recommendations your way. Links are below the cut. Continue reading “Breaking the Binary: Brianna da Silva & J. Scott Coatsworth”

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