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Love in the Time of Starships: The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised (Joseph Bruchac, Olivia A. Cole)

Joseph Bruchac. Killer of Enemies Olivia A. Cole. Panther in the Hive How I discovered these books Bruchac’s book showed up in the Amazon suggestions and caught my eye with its painterly cover, which does everything right in terms of … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Grunts in the Engine Room (Menial: Skilled Labor in SF)

Kelly Jennings & Shay Darrach, eds. Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction The premise sold the book to me: the grunts in the engine room (and elsewhere) are seriously neglected in traditional SF. Also, I love anthologies the same way … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Postcolonial Fluff and MORE Queer Steampunk! (Zen Cho, E. E. Ottoman)

E. E. Ottoman. A Matter of Disagreement Zen Cho. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo How I met these authors I don’t remember by what chain of linky-linky I found Zen Cho’s work, but I’ve been reading her stories since … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Foxhole Romance, Raygun Shenanigans, and the N-Ring Circus (Veronica Scott, Kris Rusch, Lois McMaster Bujold)

Veronica Scott. Wreck of the Nebula Dream Kris Rusch (writing as Kris DeLake). Assassins in Love Lois McMaster Bujold. A Civil Campaign For better for worse, or: nothing is more romantic than a shipwreck A long time ago in a … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Reading as Writer & Fan (Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch series)

Ann Leckie. Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch) Other works mentioned: Laila Lalami. The Moor’s Account Salman Rushdie. The Enchantress of Florence Reading as a writer, I: the totally original idea (not) I definitely came to the Imperial Radch … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Kinship, Families of Affinity, and Grand Passions

Aliette de Bodard. On a Red Station, Drifting Alexis Hall. There Will Be Phlogiston Julio Alexi Genao. When You Were Pixels How I met these authors and their work Aliette de Bodard’s work was listed on the RequiresHate blog in … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: part zero, the manifesto

Over the last few years, there have been doctrinal ructions over “purity of genre” in the SF/F world, with definite gendered and racialized intent, not coincidentally as those other than white males have become both visible and visibly successful in … Continue reading

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