Whether set in the lush, turquoise plains of an Earth-like planet several centuries in the past, or rooted in an artificial intelligence-dominated apocalypse 50 years into the future, there are common threads within science fiction and fantasy.
And let’s not forget the most common thread of all: a world-building perspective that is overwhelmingly White and male.
Though things are changing, a Euro-centric (some might even call it colonizer) canon serves as the majority viewpoint in the field, impacting even the film and television adaptations of popular novels. For example, HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones…
Bold, yet refined. A publication from Medium for Black women.