If Twilight and Vampire Diaries were any indication, vampires are dominant folklore throughout Western civilization. But there are blood-suckers and life-stealers throughout folklore worldwide. From the Adze in southern Africa to soucouyants of Trinidad to the aswang of the Philippines, how do these stories speak in diverse mouths and walk on darker islands and continents?
Inspired by Shiv Ramdas’ 2020 Essay “Supernatural or Super Unnatural – An Examination of Postcolonial Horror,” authors from formerly occupied territories examine the ways in which colonization and implications of a post-colonial heritage act as lynchpins of horror, consequently bringing into sharp relief “the difference between the literature of the colonizer and the colonized.”
What would justice actually look like in a working society? From a Macro (society) and Micro (personal) perspective, how would people live from day to day in a world where justice is the prevailing societal construction? This is an SF/F worldbuilding question as well as a philosophical one. Let’s sit down and really imagine a […]