My President Loves to Read

When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read.

2016 Reading Challenge: 50 Books by Women of Color

If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Set Phasers to Inclusion: Disabled Trekkies Talk Star Trek

Star Trek is perfectly ripe for social justice and disability representation. Read more »

I'm Cautiously Excited About Star Trek's Plans for a Female Lead

The new show will center on a female lead. Will Star Trek get her right?  Read more »

In New Comic "Kim & Kim," Queer Best Friends Bond As Intergalactic Bounty Hunters

The new series is a bit like Tank Girl meets Cowboy Bebop, with a dash of Broad City.  Read more »

Dystopian Sci-Fi Author Octavia Butler Predicted Donald Trump's Campaign Slogan

In a work of fiction 20 years ago, Octavia Butler imagined an egomaniacal patriot running for president.  Read more »

Elisabeth Moss Will Star in "The Handmaid's Tale" Mini-Series

Margaret Atwood's feminist speculative fiction classic is coming to the small screen in 2017. Read more »

Ursula K. Le Guin's Perfect Response to an All-Male Sci-Fi Anthology

A letter from 1987 proves Le Guin has always been a badass.  Read more »

An HBO Sci-Fi Show About the Rapture Helped Me Heal from Divorce

In "The Leftovers," millions of people suddenly depart Earth. The show about loss and guilt hits close to home. In August, I left my husband, my income, one of my cats, and my belief in everlasting love. The transition was anything but smooth.  Read more »

Holy Tesseracts! Ava DuVernay Will Direct "A Wrinkle in Time" Film

Disney is producing the film based on the beloved science-fantasy series, which centers on protagonist Meg Murry.  Read more »

For the First Time, My Mom is Excited About Star Wars

She was never into sci-fi—until she heard that Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega are in the film.  Read more »

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Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a...

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