Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial:  Words Matter, Actions Matter and Race Definitely Matters by Chris M. Barkley

Guest Editorial: Words Matter, Actions Matter and Race Definitely Matters by Chris M. Barkley

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I finished reading Christopher Nuttal’s editorial, “A Character Who Happens To Be Black”... Read More »

Guest Editorial: Humanity’s’ R&D Department – Science Fiction by David Gerrold

Guest Editorial: Humanity’s’ R&D Department – Science Fiction by David Gerrold

This is the primary function of science fiction — to be the Research and Development Division of the Human Species. This literature is the laboratory in which we consider the universe and our place in it. It is the place where we ask, “Who are we and... Read More »

Guest Editorial: A Character Who Happens to be Black

Guest Editorial: A Character Who Happens to be Black

One of the charges leveled at the Sad Puppies is that they are against ‘diverse’ characters in books (and comics, movies, TV shows, etc.) The people who level these charges are, essentially, accusing the Sad Puppies of racism, that the only reason th... Read More »

Guest Post by Foz Meadows: Unempathic Bipeds of Failure: The Relationship Between Stories and Politics

Guest Post by Foz Meadows: Unempathic Bipeds of Failure: The Relationship Between Stories and Politics

Owing to recent political developments, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about politics in SFF, not just as a general concept, but in relation to my own history with the genre. Read More »

Guest Editorial: Delegitimizing Opinions by Chris Nuttall

Guest Editorial: Delegitimizing Opinions by Chris Nuttall

The ‘Sad Puppies’ were branded a bunch of white men, even though it required literally no more than five minutes on Google to prove that this was not the case. Instead of trying to disprove the Puppy case, the Puppy-Kickers tried to delegitimize the ... Read More »