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Diversity in Speculative Fiction

These are stories that you would not likely see in mainstream specific markets. That’s their importance. That’s their value. What’s truly amazing is that such stories exist, have existed all along, yet we’re still talking about whether or not the writing of stories like them is important. It seems, sometimes, as though the “speculative” in “speculative fiction” isn’t taken seriously enough. It’s certainly not pushed hard enough. Maybe it’s time we pushed a little harder.

Dark Matter: Reading the BonesTitle: Dark Matter: Reading the Bones
Editor: Sheree R. Thomas
ISBN: 978-0446693776
Publisher: Aspect, 2005
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Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and SpainTitle: Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain
Editors: Andrea L. Bell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilan
ISBN: 978-0819566348
Publisher: Wesleyan, 2003
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Paula R. Stiles is a forty-one-year-old American who has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, the Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction, Writers of the Future and other markets. She also has co-written a mystery/SF novel, “Fraterfamilias”.

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