10 Lessons from Seeing Samuel Delany this Week

This week I had the pleasure of seeing Samuel Delany give the annual Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick lecture at Duke University. Every year the lecture is given by someone who has made important contributions to queer studies/theory. Instead of a lecture, he was interviewed by Duke professor Pete Sigal. In his opening questions, Sigal emphasized Delany's …

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The Importance of Speculative Fiction and How It Implores Us to Create a Leftist, Anti-Capitalist Future

Over the last 18 months or so I've been reading a ton of near-future dystopian speculative fiction. This week I finished Paolo Bacigalupi's excellent The Water Knife (I hope there's a movie adaptation of it coming soon) and I am itching to read the second installment of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy. I've also recently read …

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