19 essays on the importance of representation in science fiction and fantasy, with an introduction by author Aliette de Bodard Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Carl Brandon Society to support Con or Bust Full table of contents Introduction, by Aliette de Bodard Breaking Mirrors, by Diana M Pho I m Not Broken, by Annalee Flower Horne Next Year in19 essays on the importance of representation in science fiction and fantasy, with an introduction by author Aliette de Bodard Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Carl Brandon Society to support Con or Bust Full table of contents Introduction, by Aliette de Bodard Breaking Mirrors, by Diana M Pho I m Not Broken, by Annalee Flower Horne Next Year in Jerusalem, by Gabrielle Harbowy I am Not Hispanic, I am Puerto Rican, by Isabel Schechter No More Dried Up Spinsters, by Nancy Jane Moore False Expectations, by Matthew Thyer Text, Subtext, and Pieced Together Lives, by Angelia Sparrow Parenting as a Fan of Color, by Kat Tanaka Okopnik Alien of Extraordinary Ability by Bogi Tak cs Accidental Representation, by Chrysoula Tzavelas Discovering the Other, by John Hartness Lost in the Margins, by Sarah Chorn Too Niche, by Lauren Jankowski Fat Chicks in SFF, by Alis Franklin Not Your Mystical Indian, by Jessica McDonald Exponentially Hoping, by Merc Rustad Colonialism, Land, and Speculative Fiction An Indigenous Perspective, by Ambelin Kwaymullina Nobody s Sidekick Intersectionality in Protagonists, by SL Huang The Danger of the False Narrative, by LaShawn Wanak Afterword, by Jim C Hines Reading List
Invisible Personal Essays on Representation in SF F essays on the importance of representation in science fiction and fantasy with an introduction by author Aliette de Bodard Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Carl Brandon Society
This second volume is just as interesting as the first. There is more attention to native/indigenous population as well as age.
Invisible 2: Personal Essays about Representation in Science Fiction, edited by Jim C. Hines, is the second collection of essays about the visibility - and invisibility - of people who are not straight, white, cis, nominally Christian, able-bodied, and most likely male in speculative fiction. I haven't read the first Invisible collection, but I am certainly going looking for it now that I've read the second.These are essays about never finding someone like yourself in the genre that you love, or [...]
A really excellent and diverse collections of essays on the importance of diverse rep in SFF. Some were completely unexpected, like Thyer's essay on the way the military/military service is portrayed vs reality and the impact that had on him as a vet. Others were expected but wonderfully nuanced, like Pho's Breaking Mirrors. I also loved Moore's essay on older women in SFF and Kwaymullina's essay on an indigenous perspective of speculative fiction. All wonderfully readable and mind-expanding. Hi [...]
This important collection of essays not only illustrates how representation matters, it also makes the argument in a personal way for each of the authors. Highly recommended, especially for those of us who often don't have trouble recognizing ourselves in literature. Bonus: it also contains many recommendations of diverse literature and links to further essays.
Building on its predecessor, Invisible, this is another thought-provoking series of essays about what it feels like to be unrepresented, or represented poorly, in speculative fiction.
The second exceptional collection of essays (full disclosure: one of which is mine) about diversity and representation in genre fiction.
An important and and powerful collection of essays on diversity and its lack of positive and accurate representation in the genre of science fiction and fantasy.
Another great series of essays. Everyone who enjoys science fiction and fantasy should read these. Or even if you don't.
This is the second collection of essays on diversity and representation in SFF, originally published on Jim Hines' blog, and it's even better than the first. This one brings in religion, veteran status, age, size, indigeneity, immigration and surviving sexual assault, alongside essays that focus on disability, neurodiversity, race, gender (and not just binary gender) and sexuality, like the first book. The writing is strong, and the viewpoints are wide-ranging. I highly recommend reading it if y [...]
"When I didn't see myself in a mirror, I smashed it and saw myself in the pieces" (Diana Pho,"Breaking Mirrors"). This is a sequel to 2014's "Invisible" also edited by Jim Hines, and it expands upon the lack of any/positive representation in SF/F including abuse survivors, Jewish (but not a stereotype), ageism, parenting mixed race children, non-neurotypical characters, bisexuality, fat characters, asexuality, Native Americans and other indigenous peoples, and other persons of color. This volume [...]
This is a collection of essays written by sf/f fans, about finding or not finding representation of part of their identities in sf/f. This is the second volume, and I liked it better than the first one. I'm not sure if it had more variety, or more depth in most of the essays, or maybe a combination of both. I suspect Hines had more personal essays to choose from in compiling this volume.They can be heartbreaking to read. They can be inspiring to read. They'll open your eyes to looking at the sf/ [...]
A must read for authorsThe book is powerful, inspiring, heartbreaking, and sometimes difficult to read but so very necessary. Each of us can do better, can create more diverse and complex characters. This book will help you do that.