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Category Archives: Columns

A World Without Sex: An Introduction

by D. M. Domosea

I wrote a blog post on my site last January that discusses the use of prostitutes in speculative fiction. You can read that post if you’d like the details, but the gist is that—as writers—we seem to have difficulty imagining fictional worlds that are free of patriarchal foundations. Even when we believe we’ve written something […]

Who Needs a Sidekick?

by Elora Powell

The concept of a sidekick is a slippery one in today’s storytelling climate. Traditionally, at least as far as superheroes go, sidekicks have been junior partners to a hero—usually adolescents (yikes!), training under the tutelage of the titular hero of the book in question. Many were introduced to relate to the presumed audience of young, […]

Comediennes in Outer Space

by Maria DePaul

Though women make up slightly more than half of the population of this planet, we remain woefully under-represented in all media. Frequently, female characters are limited to tokenism, window dressing, and the old clichés of cute kid, love interest, mother, and wise, nurturing grandmother. This is doubly true for women of color, who are shamelessly […]

Fearless Thoughts: Part 2

by Anna O’Keefe

[Editor’s note: this two-part debut series for Anna O’Keefe’s column “Redefining Superheroes” began yesterday with Part 1.] My great-great-grandmother, Anna O’Keefe, came to the US, an Irish immigrant, with nearly nothing. We have no record of her life except for a few personal items and a couple of lines in census records. I hold tight […]

Fearless Thoughts: Part 1

by Anna O’Keefe

[Editor’s note: this is the first in a two-part debut of Anna O’Keefe’s column “Redefining Superheroes.” Come back tomorrow for Part 2.] Superheros and anti-heroes have exploded off the pages of comics and graphic novels in spectacular fashion in the past several years. Forbes pronounced that, “2017 became the greatest year for superhero movies of […]