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Discussion at The Future Fire: Feminist science fiction/fantasy with POC characters

For those who may be interested, I wrote something for the speculative fiction magazine, The Future Fire! Head over here for my recommendation of Ken Liu's The Dandelion Dynasty, and check out the other great recommendations for works of feminist science fiction/fantasy with characters who are "people of color."

March/April 2017 Reading Recs

There is so much good fiction coming out this May that I’m already buried! So, before I plunge into more reading, here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorites from March and April. . .

Nevertheless, She Persisted--a flash series at Tor
As an homage to Senator Elizabeth Warren and women persisting everywhere, Tor commissioned this series of flash pieces by women. The entire series is worth your time, but these three struck me particularly hard:
God Product by Alyssa Wong
Everything by Alyssa Wong strikes hard. And this one of her hardest yet—absolutely horrific, heartbreaking, and stunning.
Anabasis by Amal El-Mohtar
Prose-poetry that slices with light and pain. Borders, belonging and not belonging, and a woman who persists.
The Ordinary Woman and the Unquiet Emperor by Catharine Valente
A gorgeous, rich fairy tale in miniature—and with an uplifting end that will have you cheering.

Flash pieces at Arsenika
Arsenika is a new magazine of speculative flash fiction and poetry which debuted in Ap…