In Octavia’s Brood a couple dozen left-wing, anti-racist, and feminist organizers tell science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories as a way to reflect on the experience of oppression and exploitation, the challenges of resistance, and the possibility of a just world. I interviewed one of the book’s editors, Walidah Imarisha, for the Bitch Magazine website. She talked about the politics of sci-fi, media literacy, and the left’s tendency to be dismissive of popular culture.
Coincidentally, I’ve also written a bit lately about real-world technology — advances in computing, specifically.
First, I wrote an essay about superhero tropes in the Oscar-winning Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game.