A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction

Now, I’ve talked a bit about this nonsense before, so I’m not going to spend too much time talking about why the whole campaign for “representation” in fiction is stupid. In brief, anyone who feels some sort of personal┬áneed for characters who look like them is pathetic. All that should matter in fiction is ifContinue reading “A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction”

Alien Lives Matter: Introducing the Burroughs Test

I was recently made aware of this excellent post over at SuperversiveSF by Nate Winchester (thanks to Rawle Nyanzi for bringing it to my attention.) In the article, Nate addresses the “current year” issue of “representation” in fiction, that being where people on the Left, primarily SJWs, make the “diversity” of a film’s cast aContinue reading “Alien Lives Matter: Introducing the Burroughs Test”

Diversitygate, One Year Later

Well, time certainly does fly. I still remember when this first took place a year ago. Bre’s video has a full recounting of what took place as well as its aftermath, but I’ll quickly summarize here. Bre Faucheux, then a book reviewer on YouTube as well as an indie author, made a video calling outContinue reading “Diversitygate, One Year Later”

On Identity

The word identity, or perhaps, the concept of identity, has become increasingly politicized of late, first with the general rise of identity politics, and, more recently, with identitarian movements that, seeing as identity politics are here to stay, they have to make strong statements regarding who they are. As for me, personally, while I sympathizeContinue reading “On Identity”

It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?

So, Tor.com decided that this week is Space Opera Week (#SpaceOperaWeek on Twitter), though thus far it seems that I and a few other fellow members of the #PulpRevolution have been dominating the hashtag, though that may be unsurprising, as Tor is using contributors who aren’t fans of the genre. Jon Del Arroz, author ofContinue reading “It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?”

Writer’s Ramble: Star Trek and (Intellectual) Diversity

(A note: This post will be touching on politics; I do not intend to do so often, and I’d much rather be writing about writing, or SF/F stuff I love, but this is something that needed to be said. Also, this, as it is under my “Writer’s Ramble” header, this was written in a relativelyContinue reading “Writer’s Ramble: Star Trek and (Intellectual) Diversity”