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POC Destroy Science Fiction! is a special issue of the Hugo-winning magazine LIGHTSPEED, 100% written—and edited—by POC creators.
POC Destroy Science Fiction! is a special issue of the Hugo-winning magazine LIGHTSPEED, 100% written—and edited—by POC creators.
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    1. Tasha Turner
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      Thanks for sharing. Each essay reminds me why this is so important.

    2. Cecilia Tan on

      This. So much this.

    3. Mathúin [‘Ma-Hoon’]
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      I'm really so excited for this to end and to get all the things(well, once they're complete, in the case of the POC collections) but I also want it to carry on and keep getting more funding! =0

    4. Mathúin [‘Ma-Hoon’]
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      :0c It makes me wonder if there's any similar stories to be found in the Queer pack -- I'm a completely new backer so I'm getting the digital megapack! -- because there's a similar experience in being queer in some way but in the closet and keeping silent when those around you say things that are vaguely, or directly and/or aggressively anti-LGBT but not wanting to open yourself up to that negativity/potential violence, and also being too afraid of making contact with the community, fearful of being accidentally outed, or fighting through all the fear and actually going through with it only to not/be told you don't fit in there, either.

    5. Jamila on

      "the quiet and insidious alienation that comes to those who pass"

      :')

      Yes. Thank you.

    6. Mathúin [‘Ma-Hoon’]
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      This... was a very interesting perspective! =0c One I didn't expect at all. But it's an extremely valid point, relevant to everyone of mixed heritage, even if you don't 'pass' as white(and what an awful expression, experience that is).

      Very poignant final sentence. I hope there are many stones/stories for them to read that you never got the chance to! :3

      :D As to science fiction and 'halfbreeds', if you weren't aware of it, Spock is also 'a child of two worlds' and stuck in the middle of them as well. In the original series, too.

      (Random fact: He has a (rebellious/rebel leader..?) half-brother!)