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We See a Different Frontier A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction AnthologyShare their experiences of being the silent voices in history and on the wrong side of the final frontier; their fantasies of a reality in which straight cis I like the idea of a collection focusing on the other side of colonialism especially when so much of SF is completely about colonizing But I'm not sure that this collection accomplished what its editors set out to show On the other hand there's some marvellous stuff in h

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This anthology of speculative fiction stories on the themes of colonialism and cultural imperialism focuses on the viewpoints of the colonized Sixteen authors This is a vital anthology and it pains me to suspect that it won't get the attention it deserves There's been a lot of talk about diversity in SFF well here's a brand new anthology of stories by authors from around the world writing post colonial SFF Sure some individual stories are weak it would be really great if Joyce Chng's Lotus explained how her characters drank from a still low lying body of water without boilingsterilising it and didn't die of hideous infections among other worldbuilding holes while others are good but not great oh how I wanted JY Yang's Old Domes about the history of buildings in Singapore to be a little sharp coherent Some however are absolutely brilliant My favourite is Benjanun Sriduangkaew's Vector one of the best stories I've read this year about Western imperialists trying to infect and destroy the very held lived memory of Thai culture Needless to say there is resistance I also loved Shweta Narayan's The Arrangement of Their Parts one of a seuence of stories Shweta's writing in an India that resisted British colonialism Then there's Lavie Tidhar's Dark Continents which examines the re writing of history and the probability of alternative evils and the possibility of better As a historian I really liked this one It does things a lot of alt history doesn't even bother to think about Speaking of history there's Rochita Loenen Ruiz's What Really Happened in Ficandula an angry wishing story about colonial violenceOthers I liked a lot Sofia Samatar's I Stole the DC's Eyeglass a steampunk of sorts To borrow the author's own words on her blog I am asking myself if it is possible to write an African steampunk story Is it possible to engage with African oral traditions in a serious way and produce a story that a wider audience will recognize as science fiction Silvia Moreno Garcia's Them Ships Dinesh Rao's A Bridge of Words There is such a variety of approaches in this anthology such a vitality often lacking in SFF anthologies where familiar and often damaging tropes are trod into the ground and applauded for their repetitiveness I want people to read this instead It is diverse it is intersectional will the people talking about diversity in SFF read it

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FREE EBOOK · EPUB We See a Different Frontier A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology ä 9780957397521 ☆ FáBIO FERNANDES ô This anthology of speculative fiction stories on the themes of colonialism and cultural imperialism focusAble bodied rich anglophone white males don’t get to tell us how they won every war; their revenge against the alien oppressor settling their “new world I think this is overall the best multi author anthology I've ever read The writing and storytelling is of consistently high uality throughout I usually like to pick out one or two stories that I particularly liked but this time I realised that I would be listing nearly the entire table of contents if I tried The stories represent several different situations and points of view and are all fascinating and enlightening reads