Global Diversity SFF Thread
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:21 AM
Definitely don't bow out! :-)
Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:33 AM
A little-mentioned incarnation of this archetype, however, has gone relatively ignored or unrecognized. Henceforth called the Super Duper Sexual Spiritual Black Woman (SDSPBW), this epitome mixes the fictional SDMN character with real-life stereotype of the Strong Black Woman to create a character who is a seemingly powerful representation of strong, self-assured authority.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:26 AM
NN: From the response I have had on twitter, and from the handful of young writers who said they read it in English and were interested to read it in Arabic and write it to, yes, I think this is the time for Arabic SF. What I believe would make it more popular is to avoid using it as a way to “fix” Arab issues. I also feel that we need to break away from the boundary of planet Earth and write about other planets, other life forms. I think that’s what will get the young generation to become interested in it. They are sick and tired of our age old issues which we never succeeded in conveying to them in a way that would make them hope for a better future.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:20 PM
I read that as "Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Osama". Seems like a very specific award.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:52 PM
The American fiction-reading world, though sometimes reproached for not translating enough contemporary literature from foreign languages, actually has a huge appetite for stories about other people who live in other ways. And an abundance of these stories are written by authors who embody the American and the “foreign” at once...
Publishers are a shrewd bunch, if “shrewd” can be applied seriously to people who sink money into the production of books, a seemingly losing endeavor...
And yet this label does pose some obstacles. Fiction strives to attain the universal through the particular; readers want to relate to characters, to see themselves.