Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F

· Jim C. Hines
7 reviews

About this ebook

13 essays on the importance of representation in science fiction and fantasy, with an introduction by author Alex Dally MacFarlane. Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Carl Brandon Society to support Con or Bust.

Full table of contents:

Introduction by Alex Dally MacFarlane.
“Parched” by Mark Oshiro.
“Boys’ Books” by Katharine Kerr.
“Clicking” by Susan Jane Bigelow.
“The Princess Problem” by Charlotte Ashley.
“Autism, Representation, Success” by Ada Hoffmann.
“Gender in Genre” by Kathryn Ryan.
“‘Crazy’ About Fiction” by Gabriel Cuellar.
“Evil Albino Trope is Evil” by Nalini Haynes.
“Options” by Joie Young.
“Non-binary and Not Represented” by Morgan Dambergs.
“Representation Without Understanding” by Derek Handley.
“Shards of Memory” by Ithiliana.
“I Don’t See Color” by Michi Trota.
“SFF Saved My Life” by Nonny Blackthorne.
Afterword by Jim C. Hines.
7 reviews
Cheryl Martin
July 13, 2014
These beautiful, personal essays showcase the reasons I love sff as well as pointing out its shortcomings. I hope readers and writers alike will read and learn from these. Representation matters.
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Excellent, a must read for everyone who loves science fiction and fantasy. We all need to be aware of tropes that get inside our head and happily live there, adding to our biases without ever being subjected to critical thought.
A Google user
Neither lengthy nor academic, these are well-written, very personal essays on the effects of NOT being represented in the kind of fiction one most enjoys- and/or being represented badly and ...

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