Race and Ethnicity

New in Fiction: The Marzipan Dog by Octavia Cade

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Fiction, News, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

The Marzipan Dog Octavia Cade Beth’s new dog is helpful and protective. But there’s something unusual about him too. Sometimes he changes under her touch… Sometimes those around her are inexplicably frightened by his presence… Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Octavia Cade has a PhD in science communication and is currently experimenting on New Zealand’s sole seagrass. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and The Dark, amongst other places, and she recently published her first sci-fi novel, the science-history themed The...

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New in Fiction: Three Boys and a Cat by Hamizah Adzmi

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Fiction, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Three Boys and a Cat Hamizah Adzmi When Weishan and his friends hear a rumour that their principal might be psychic, they concoct a plan to find out the answers to the all important SPM examinations. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Hamizah has a clingy cat named Jimmy, who prefers eating his food when surrounded by people. She works as a magazine writer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and spends her days procrastinating writing with writing. —– If you enjoyed “Three Boys and a Cat” please consider donating to Visibility...

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Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 – Table of Contents

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Last week Twelfth Planet Press announced their table of contents for the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein. I would have shared this sooner, but had some internet-y troubles. It’s definitely one worth sharing all the same. I’ve read a number of these stories from their original publications and enjoyed all of them. If those stories are a reflection on the quality of the rest of the anthology, this is going to be a great read with a lot of inclusive content and diverse characters. Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 is coming...

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Diversity in YA Fantasy

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in General Discussions, Guest Posts, Race and Ethnicity | 1 comment

The King’s Blood and Diversity in YA Fantasy by S.E. Zbasnik   If one can imagine dragons filling the sky, lightning shooting from fingertips, and skeletons walking the earth, why is it so hard to include a color other than lily white for the people in a fantasy world? Representation isn’t just a pretty buzzword for people to toss around. It cracks open stories and worlds once closed to those of people who aren’t white and male. It gives everyone a chance to see themselves save the day instead of being the funny sidekick, or temptress, or random evil guy. More and more color is being...

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Swiftlet’s Honor by Joyce Chng

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Excerpt, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Joyce Chng has released a new novella, Swiftlet’s Honor! Swiftlet’s Honor takes place in the “Two-Headed” universe, and continues the story of Bei, the heroine of Joyce Chng’s Visibility Fiction story, “A Sky Full of Swiftlets“, as she fights for her homeworld. Check out an excerpt below: The Two-Headed attacked. I screamed, a rush of hate and shock bursting in my body, and hurled myself at them. I wanted to draw blood. I hated them so much. “Eat mud!” I shrieked the worst insult at them. Mud was not food. Mud was only given to animals. The...

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Kaleidoscope with Shveta Thakrar – Guest Post

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Guest Posts, New Release Books, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Today is the release day of Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy and science fiction stories edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. From the Blurb: What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life. Featuring New York...

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