For @Mario Cossa: yet another Sherlock. Will this one be gay, as his player is? Or, bi? Or, too old to care about sex (how old is that?)?
Research, quotes, opinions, infographics, questions for readers/authors, and more. Read my Guest Post on Heather Jacobs’ site: “The Politics of Speculative/Science-Fiction”
Here are the first two paragraphs, to warm you up and inspire you to go read the rest:
The Politics of Speculative/Science-Fiction
by Sally Ember, Ed.D.
No author can leave politics, religion or culture out of our writing. It’s not possible. We are gendered, classed, raced/heritaged, abled/differently-abled, language-based, value-laden, belief-ridden individuals. We are products of our culture and political systems, even if we resist the indoctrination.
A writer may not realize the impact of his/her experiences arising from culture but these permeate every idea, word, sentence. The author who builds worlds may not see the veiled political structure undergirding their dystopian or utopian societies. Nevertheless, Speculative-Fiction, of which Science-Fiction is a subgenre, arises from politics, religion and culture.
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