Review: Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the Africa

Review: Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

Review by Christopher Shultz August 18, 2020
In a landmark first, this collection features stories exclusively by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Using Plain Language in Speculative Fiction

Column by Joshua Isard August 10, 2020
Employ language that allows the audience to believe your characters believe what is happening.

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primer

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
An overview of the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, which explored new frontiers and broke new ground in science fiction and fantasy.

8 Recently Published Books That Are Feminist AF

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 13, 2018
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf June 11, 2018
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 29, 2018
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

Column by Susan DeFreitas November 30, 2017
Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.)
Bookshots: 'Summerlong' by Peter S. Beagle

Bookshots: 'Summerlong' by Peter S. Beagle

Review by Leah Dearborn
A quiet couple in late middle-age stumble upon an enchanting young waitress with some unusual characteristics.

Info Dumps Aren't Evil

Column by Erik Wecks January 30, 2013
Writers are often told to avoid information dumps at all costs, but this can leave a story feeling clipped and lacking necessary description.