Tag Archives: Genre Fiction

334. Bisexuality in SFF — A Discussion w/ Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska

18 Sep

Unicorn ninjas, terminology, and David Bowie, oh my! Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska join Julia Rios and Alex Acks to discuss Bisexuality in SFF. To accidentally celebrate Bisexual Visibility Month, our hosts and amazing guests discuss how important positive representation was to them in discovering their own sexuality, the difficulty in portraying bisexuality without succumbing to the tropes, what terminology to use when writing about bisexual characters, and what they hope to see in the future.

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#PollMondays: Which upcoming movie are you most excited to see?

18 Sep

It’s that time again. You know the drill. VOTE!

SEA Quest: A SG Writer’s Thoughts about ASEAN Lit

16 Sep

SFF in ASEAN Writing

Who am I?

I write science fiction (mostly) and YA.  And things in between.

What draws me to science fiction and YA?

I like the genre. Science fiction is a genre. YA is the target audience, not a genre. I like science fiction because you can imagine worlds. You can write about werewolves in space and fantastic space battles. It’s basically what-ifs and futures and what kind of futures you want to see. Science fiction is visionary; it opens eyes and broadens horizons. It makes you think. It makes you travel through space and time. It has enormous potential for change.

YA? I teach and I like teaching. My students happen to fall within this category. It talks about an interesting and not-so-easy time: the teenage years. Continue reading

#62. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

11 Sep The Girl with All the Gifts Movie Poster

British stoicism, hungries, and fungi towers, oh my! Alex, Mike, and Paul discuss the most recent British foray into the zombie film, The Girl with All the Gifts, an adaptation of the book by M.R. Carey. The team discusses the differences between book and film, including the pros and cons of each format, how the question of ‘What is human?’ is explored, and how the movie fits in to the British Zombie genre.

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333. Malka Older (a.k.a. The Information Broker) — Null States (An Interview)

5 Sep Null States Cover

Information, challenging assumptions, and celebrity politicians, oh my! Paul interviews Malka Older, author of Infomocracy, about the second book in her Centenal Cycle, Null States. Malka shares how her experiences as an NGO worker in Darfur helped shape Null States, how having a global perspective is crucial to exploring micro-democracies, and the differences between campaigning and governing.

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