Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F

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

Full table of contents:

Introduction, by Aliette de Bodard
"Breaking Mirrors," by Diana M. Pho
"I'm Not Broken," by Annalee Flower Horne
"Next Year in Jerusalem," by Gabrielle Harbowy
"I am Not Hispanic, I am Puerto Rican," by Isabel Schechter
"No More Dried Up Spinsters," by Nancy Jane Moore
"False Expectations," by Matthew Thyer
"Text, Subtext, and Pieced-Together Lives," by Angelia Sparrow
"Parenting as a Fan of Color," by Kat Tanaka Okopnik
"Alien of Extraordinary Ability? by Bogi Takács
"Accidental Representation," by Chrysoula Tzavelas
"Discovering the Other," by John Hartness
"Lost in the Margins," by Sarah Chorn
"Too Niche," by Lauren Jankowski
"Fat Chicks in SFF," by Alis Franklin
"Not Your Mystical Indian," by Jessica McDonald
"Exponentially Hoping," by Merc Rustad
"Colonialism, Land, and Speculative Fiction: An Indigenous Perspective," by Ambelin Kwaymullina
"Nobody's Sidekick: Intersectionality in Protagonists," by SL Huang
"The Danger of the False Narrative," by LaShawn Wanak
Afterword, by Jim C. Hines
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Beth F
February 5, 2016
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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.
Third-party review
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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