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FOR READERS: I (Used to) Like It Like That

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Tam Ames: Any tropes/themes (speculative or otherwise I suppose) that you used to enjoy that now are turn-offs? OR that you used to stay away from but have grown on you? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat: FB:

FOR WRITERS: Finding the Theme

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Kat Silver: Do your stories each have a theme? If so, do you come up with it at the start, or does it evolve as you write the work? Or both? Writers: This is a 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: MeWe:

Know Your History: LGBT Themes in Speculative Fiction

Knowing the history of your genre gives you insight into how it’s viewed in the larger world. Why do publishers eschew works that push the boundaries? Which archetypes touch something in readers? Do you know your history well enough to shape the future of Science Fiction? Click here for a primer on LGBT themes in speculative fiction