Recently, a perennial discussion about diversity, or lack thereof, amongst writers of speculative fiction, and their characters, storylines, settings, and perspectives, blew up on the Internet, resulting in the hashtag #DiversityinSFF
To investigate the fall out of that discussion, Jason Sperber (@dad_strangeland) fills in as guest host and welcomes a trio of speculative fiction writers (and fellow Nerds) of Color: Walidah Imarisha (@walidahimarisha), Claire Light (@seelight), and Daniel Jose Older (@djolder) on “Hard N.O.C. Life.”
- The undeniable influence of Octavia Butler on their writing and their fandom
- Speculative fiction and the responsibility to dream
- The origins of the #DiversityinSFF hashtag and the Carl Brandon Society
- The challenges of publishing and the future of crowdsourcing
- All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.