Aug 4, 2021

I’ve been really enjoying stories set in patriarchal societies lately. Not because I enjoy the patriarchy, but because I appreciate reading about strong women rising up against it. Deka lives in an oppressive world—one in which you’re judged “pure” if your blood runs red and “impure” if it runs gold. And, of course, you can…

Jul 28, 2021

Here on the blog, I feature interviews with an expert on how to write about a character with a chronic illness or disability that they struggle with. See a list of all the interviews here! While I still recommend getting a sensitivity reader for your work, use these posts to consider how you can accurately…

Jul 21, 2021

This is the first book I’ve read by Catherynne M. Valente, and you can certainly tell it’s not the first book she’s written. The prose sings. The story demands you read it slowly to digest its poetry and the subtle references to Earth-that-was. It’s written in a more literary style than your average sci-fi novel,…

Jul 14, 2021

Here on the blog, I feature interviews with an expert on how to write about a character with a chronic illness or disability that they struggle with. See a list of all the interviews here! While I still recommend getting a sensitivity reader for your work, use these posts to consider how you can accurately…

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Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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