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Contemporary Speculative Fiction

Contemporary Speculative Fiction

Mar 15, 2017

What do we mean by this odd subject, Speculative Fiction? If we’re dealing with extrapolative fictions, expressly concerned with imagining alternate futures, presents and pasts, when does now begin and end?... 

The Altermundos of Latin@futurism

The Altermundos of Latin@futurism

Mar 15, 2017

Latin@futurism has yet to register within the hegemonic popular imagination—one historically drenched in whiteness and heteropatriarchy. At best, it is recognized as a quaint...

Jordan Krall’s Speculative Fiction

Jordan Krall’s Speculative Fiction

Mar 15, 2017

Speculative fiction is a paradox. Synonymous with science fiction and “genre literature,” it is also one of the most ancient modes of storytelling in literary history. One could easily identify Plato’s Atlantis...

Martin MacInnes and Celtic SF

Martin MacInnes and Celtic SF

Mar 15, 2017

Martin MacInnes’ debut novel Infinite Ground (2016) is structured around a disarmingly simple premise. At the height of a heatwave in a South American country, a 29-year-old man named Carlos is having...

Speculative Resistance in Lost Girls

Speculative Resistance in Lost Girls

Mar 15, 2017

This article will suggest that Alan Moore’s perspective can usefully be considered as part of an underground aesthetic which declares the necessity of solidarity of experience with all other groups...