Worlds Apart: Sci-Fi Visions of Altered Reality
Much of the work on view at “As If: Alternative Histories From Then to Now” is less interested in specific historical scenarios, and more in the ways broader speculative fiction and science fiction can be a tool for coping with political unrest and persecution.
July 25, 2019
The Equivocal Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
In literary terms, Gilman was never a masterful writer, but what she brought to the page retains a distinctive place in American letters: a mix of perspicacity, subversiveness, and humor, propelled by an admirable taste for experimentation and an inexhaustible work ethic.
April 1, 2019
'The Power' of Feminist Fantasy
Naomi Alderman’s The Power is a major innovation in the overlapping genres of feminist dystopia/utopia, science fiction, and speculative fiction. Traditionally, these women-authored stories have been nonviolent and visionary. But this round of feminist fantasy is different.
February 26, 2018