May 12th, 2009

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Here we go again! Patricia C. Wrede's alt-history YA novel, where getting rid of those pesky indigenous North American peoples lets her do cool shit like write about mammoths. And white people. In any case, it's easier just to scrap them than to try and write them like people. Holy wow. See the comments in that first link for a reasonably heartening proportion of cluebat-wielding smart people to idiocy. Discussion being collated by [info]naraht here.

delux_vivens at deadbrowalking is putting out a call:

Let's make it really clear, people. If you identify as a POC/nonwhite person and you read or watch scifi or fantasy, give yourself a name check in this thread. I am particularly wanting shoutouts from people who do not live in the US and who have still managed to read genre fiction.

I'm tired of people trying to render us invisible unless they have been given a memo about our existences.