A few links from around the web regarding the recent US election:
Coode Street Podcast, Episode 291: Radio Free America. Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe discuss the US election results and what we can take from SF regarding the current political situation. Strahan and Wolfe touch on the fact that SF’s reach may not be that great in the scope of the population as a whole. That said, they do note the fact that SF is well suited for taking a critical look at politics. (Here’s a link to the Internet Speculative Fiction Database listing for John Sladek’s 1973 story “The Great Wall of Mexico.”)
Philosopher Matthew J. Brown discusses the role of his discipline and how he can effect change in “Philosophy Under Trump.” He concludes that “Our politics is in a crisis of values, and [philosophers’] experience, knowledge, and skills here are much needed.”
In her recent blog post, “Nattering Social Justice Cook: Stay the Course,” SF author Cat Rambo discusses privilege, the divisions we see between ourselves and others, and what she’s doing in light of recent events.
SF writer Cheryl Wollner lists speculative fiction venues that feature diverse voices in her Luna Station Quarterly post, “Lit Mags that Love.” Also check out her previous post, “Love and Solidarity,” in which she reminds us that “The more [women] write, the more we publicly exclaim that women’s stories matter. Women’s voices matter.”