Today’s topic comes from QSFer MK Mancos – “New Spins on Old Tropes”.
We all know there are many tropes in speculative fiction. Some are harmful – only straight white men can be sci fi heroes.
And some are harmless but overused – the giant sword, the ring of power.
But all of them can be subverted or reinvented.
So today’s questions – Which tropes would you subvert or give a new spin? And how would you do it?