War

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Feb 19

Economically realistic motives for colonialism & war. Vibranium is spot-on as an analogue for resources that drove (historical & current) conquest: oil, gold, tea, slaves, spices...

#SFF is full of war stories; give ‘em better reasons than righteousness & border conflicts.
#MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 6

After the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch, I want this: Sort of a Revolutionary War set on Mars, but with non-conservative pilgrims—like super-smart SpaceX pilgrims w/ ideals & awesome tech vs underhanded greedy governments rushing to claim Mars like “they” already own it. #MSWL #SF

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 4

FTR in general I steer clear of Holocaust stories and/or other stories set during WW2. #MSWL

A Woman Reading @AWomanReading · 28 Dec 2017

I would really really love to find a racially-diverse SciFi, fantasy or novel with magical realism set in the south during or around the Civil War. That would be my dream manuscript right about now. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 10 Nov 2017

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan

Also, there are multiple narratives in any conflict. Whose story are you telling—and why? Is it the most interesting version of this war? Give me postwar occupation, colonialism-in-the-name-of-peace, refugees/displacement, war crimes trials, &c. #MSWL #SFF twitter.com/mary_c_moore/s…

Replying to @Sarah_Guan

War disproportionately/differently impacts different populations w/in the same society. Veterans vs civilians, but also: different socioecon groups, industries (wartime vs peacetime economies), urban vs rural, ethnic minorities—esp ones w/ historic ties to "the enemy." #MSWL #SFF

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA or MG historical fiction about the Cold War in the 50s and 60s, esp in non-European/American settings. #MSWL

Mandy Hubbard @MandyHubbard · 15 Sep 2017

Well now I just want an MG about two entrepreneurial girls in a Slime-selling turf war. #mswl

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 8 Feb 2017

Noir-ish neo-cold war espionage thriller in a Resistance-vs-Putin/Trump-like world w/flawed heroes, complex bad guys & sense of place. #MSWL

Alice Jerman @aejerman · 8 Feb 2017

Raw & nuanced high-fantasy that instead of romanticizing it, honestly grapples with the loss & grief of war & rebellion #MSWL

Liza Dawson Assoc. @LizaDawsonAssoc · 8 Feb 2017

Historical fic filled w/ love, war, political gamesmanship in dramatic turning point: Russian, French or American revolution #MSWL for Liza

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 4 Oct 2016

Random ? Is there a book about a Civil War nurse who uses magic in her healing? If not, can someone write one for me? #amreading #mswl

Jessica Watterson @JessWatterson · 2 Oct 2016

I reeeeeally want historical WF re WW2, but from the places we don't see ever, like French Polynesia or outlying islands of Japan #MSWL