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In this episode, we’re going a little outside of our comfort zone to talk about visual media: in this case, sequential art, or graphic novels, or comics. Joining us for this episode is comics artist and illustrator Wendy Xu, who made Tidesong, Mooncakes, and the upcoming The Infinity Particle. Wendy was kind enough to join us and answer some questi…
 
As part of this podcast’s dedication to sparking controversial, attention-getting discourse, we have a new piping hot take for you here today: libraries are good. But in this country, libraries are under attack by a small but zealous movement among the far-right. [Full Transcript Here] Links: America’s Culture Warriors Are Going After Librarians US…
 
[Full Transcript Here] This is a writing podcast, so we talk a lot about reading. Most of the time, we’ve been discussing what we read, but today we’re going to discuss how we read and why we read. What’s the point of reading when there are other ways of getting information? Does reading make you a better person? And why are so many Americans so ba…
 
[Full transcript available here.] Science fiction and fantasy can imagine many things–impossible worlds, unthinkable technology, fantastic creatures, magic, gods and monsters–but for some reason, a lot of SFF authors have a hard time imagining stories about poor people. Fantasy stories often focus on royalty. Sci-fi protagonists tend to be middle o…
 
In part two of our discussion on diverse sci-fi and fantasy, we turn our attention to the later half of the 20th century, when the field opened up a little more to BIPOC and queer authors. This is a huge topic and we couldn’t possibly cover everyone, so here’s a list of recommended authors who we didn’t get a chance to discuss in depth in this epis…
 
Women have always been in science fiction, ever since Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, but far too many of them have been forgotten or at least underappreciated. In this episode of Rite Gud, we are joined by Stephen Mazur, former Assistant Editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, to talk about the women of sci-fi’s pulp era. Books and M…
 
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Sci-fi and fantasy are imaginative genres that can show us new, impossible worlds. Sometimes, they offer us escape from our dreary lives. But there’s one thing contemporary SFF can’t seem to escape. As Mark Fisher once said, “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. ” In this episode of Rite Gud, Simon McNeil joins us…
 
Writer, podcaster, editor, and mall explorer Kurt Schiller joins us to discuss how he started his magazine, Blood Knife. Since its inception a few short years ago, Blood Knife has become a notable voice in cultural criticism, and has been cited by NPR, the BBC, and the New York Times. In this episode, Kurt shares what it takes to launch a magazine,…
 
Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror have always used speculative elements to express political ideas. HG Wells wrote War of the Worlds as a reaction to British colonialism, Tolkien explored his feelings about World War I and industrialization in The Lord of the Rings, and Mary Shelley had a lot to say about gender and modernity in Frankenstein. Many specul…
 
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