• Novel Dialogue 1.6: Military Sci-Fi Minus the Misogyny: Kameron Hurley with Gerry Canavan (AV)

    Author(s):
    Gerry Canavan, Kameron Hurley, Aarthi Vadde
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Literature, Criticism, Science fiction, English, Queer theory
    Item Type:
    Podcast
    Tag(s):
    pulp fiction
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ska4-1y97
    Abstract:
    Gerry Canavan talks to geek feminist author Kameron Hurley about her Hugo-nominated novel The Light Brigade. A love-hate letter to military science fiction, The Light Brigade turns the form on its head. It is built around women fighters, queerness, and defying authority while being at the bottom of the chain of command. The novel also has surprising roots in the history of anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa where Kameron lived for a time to research women's roles in armed revolt. We discuss delayed reveals of characters' race and gender in sci-fi in light of the genre's history of White supremacy and male-dominated narratives. Kameron and Gerry also revisit some of the juiciest, pulpiest fiction around the stuff we loved as kids but don't talk about or teach in the classroom (shh!).
    Notes:
    DOI : https://doi.org/10.48617/pod.386
    Metadata:
    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
    License:
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