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Superhero_ines: Rebooted Comics and Trans* IdentityvectoreditorsManteau: Seriously? Bust? – What kind of things’ve you dialed so far? You been a giant metal spring, yet? A super-disco dancer? A boomerang? Now it’s bust because you’ve got ovaries? Every few dials, this happens, Baroness.Nelson: Oh my God!! I’m Baroness Resin! Manteau: So? Nelson: So it didn’t work!! I have to change back! [The Dial is] still bust! … Manteau: Seriously? Bust? – What kind of things’ve you dialed so far? You been a giant metal spring, yet? A super-disco dancer? A boomerang? Now it’s bust because you’ve got ovaries? Every few dials, this happens, Baroness. – Deal. You think these things were designed to turn us into crazy stuff like this? Like a damned twig woman? Newsflash – the Dials are always broken. Yours is extra messed up right now, true, so I don’t know how long She-Nelson’s going to last. But we have someone to rescue. So woman up."Reality can suck my dick, darling."Caption: But the girl knows how to stick. Alysia: Okay. I get that you were trying to protect me. There's something I've been trying to tell YOU for a while. I'm transgender, Barbara.Alysia: I’m transgender, Barbara. Barbara: … - Babs. Alysia: Pardon? Barbara (hugging her): The people I love call me Babs.Sera: I am Sera. I have always been Sera. I don’t belong here [with the Anchorites]. Please… get me out. Caption: And as payment for my aid… she did. (Gillen et al. 2015a)

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:04:47 +0000

In this academic article, Christina Scholz explores trans* identity within comic books. Christina Scholz teaches at Graz University, and has research interests which include Weird fiction, M. John Harrison and China Miéville. You can visit Christina’s blog for links to more academic writing, fiction, and reviews (and other things!) Abstract: Gender is a discursive and performative construct, … Continue reading Superhero_ines: Rebooted Comics and Trans* Identity (image)

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From the BSFA Review: Lagos_2060vectoreditorsLagos_2060

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:52:00 +0000

Lagos_2060 curated by Ayodele Arigbadu (DADA books, 2013) Reviewed by Polina Levontin Writing about present day Lagos, Rem Koolhaas warns that already ‘the city itself has mutated into something’ quite unrecognizable to Westerners who think of cities in terms of European or North American models.  ‘What will the city be like in 2060?’  This was … Continue reading From the BSFA Review: Lagos_2060 (image)

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Sputnik Award: The Finalsadpress

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:26:46 +0000

By Jo Lindsay Walton. Some time in early 2016, I and a few others decided to set up an award for speculative fiction, the Sputnik Awards. The idea was to do things a little differently, and to spark thinking about what literary awards can and should be. Or, um, shouldn’t be. Because we are so … Continue reading Sputnik Award: The Final (image)

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CfP: Economics and SFvectoreditors

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:45:20 +0000

Our next themed issue, scheduled for late 2018, will address economics in science fiction and fantasy. How do economic themes appear in SFF? What can SFF writers learn from economists, and vice-versa? Can SFF help us to develop alternatives to capitalism? The full CfP can be read here. Please submit abstracts of 200-400 words to by 31 March 2018. … Continue reading CfP: Economics and SF (image)

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Strange Horizonssadpress

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:44:43 +0000

How strange are your horizons? It’s the Strange Horizons annual fund drive. This year’s milestones … $1,500 – 2 bonus poems by Nin Harris and Valya Dudycz $3,000 – a bonus review by Erin Horáková $5,000 – bonus fiction by Aliya Whiteley $7,500 – bonus review by Vandana Singh $9,000 – translated fiction reprint by … Continue reading Strange Horizons (image)

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Near Future: August/September Movie Trailersvectoreditors

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:49:26 +0000

A roundup of some recent SF and SF-adjacent trailers. Infinity Chamber, Marjorie Prime, It, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Ready Player One, Blade Runner 2049, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Wonder, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Flatliners, Legend of the Naga Pearls. (OK, so maybe that spills into July. And into SF adjacent adjacent).(image)

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Led by the NosesadpressAfrican Wild DogsDon't forget to Lycaon share

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:53:15 +0000

New research shows that African wild dogs, bless them, use sneezing to vote. At least, that’s kind of what it shows. As usual, a few details are finessed in the jump from scientific journal to popular science press … What the research really found was a strong correlation between “audible, abrupt exhalations of air through the nose” … Continue reading Led by the Nose (image)

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“Not everything I write is covered in bees”: Adrian Tchaikovsky interviewed by Ian WhatessadpressWasp - Transparent BackgroundAT - Shadows of the AptAT - A Time of Grief, Spoils of War.pngAT - Children, Guns, Spider 2Andrian and Ian at BSFA meeting 2Mantis - Transparent Background

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:33:38 +0000

The BSFA holds regular events in London, usually on the last Wednesday of the month, at the Artillery Arms near Old Street. These events are free, and open to members and non-members alike. Keep an eye on the BSFA website for news of future events. In February 2017, Ian Whates caught up with SF and … Continue reading “Not everything I write is covered in bees”: Adrian Tchaikovsky interviewed by Ian Whates (image)

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Nominate for the BSFA AwardssadpressCover art by Sarah Anne Langton

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:51:22 +0000

Nominations for the BSFA Awards are now open! Members of the BSFA can nominate in four categories: Best Novel Best Short Fiction Best Non-Fiction Best Artwork Read about the Awards on the BSFA site, then get nominating. You only get a limited number of nominations, but if you have a lot of love for SFF in … Continue reading Nominate for the BSFA Awards (image)

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August/September CfPsvectoreditorsalien-with-transparent-background.png

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:26:45 +0000

Here’s a roundup of some recent calls for academic papers: Beyond Afrofuturism Journal of Science Fiction special issue on Afrofuturism Foundation Essay Prize 2018 (for students and ECRs) JG Ballard and the Sciences Shakespeare and Science Fiction 200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Mary Shelley and Frankenstein Embodiment in Science Fiction and Fantasy Interdisciplinary Conference Teaching … Continue reading August/September CfPs (image)

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