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FOR READERS & WRITERS: Fave Weird mash-Ups

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Readers, what are your fave books that cross genres in unusual ways? Bring e your lesbian vampire space pirates. Writers, what have you written? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

FOR READERS: Multiple Minority Status

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Brian Cherry: I’d like to see more books with characters with multiple minority status, such as a gay person who is also trans, disabled, an ethnic minority, etc What are some of your favorite books that mix and match this way? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! This is a legacy chat. Join the chat

Mixing Sci Fi and Fantasy

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Some of my favorite sci fi authors often throw in a dash of Fantasy. Look at Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books, which included dragons (albeit genetically created ones). Or many of Sheri Tepper’s books, that create a Fantasy-like setting in a post-apocalyptic world. I even wrote an “elf in the future” story that I hope to get published one of these days. When it’s done right, I LOVE mixing these two genres. But it’s not always done right. So what do you think? Do elves, dwarves and wizards have a place in Sci Fi? Or do you prefer your science fiction … Read more