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rebecca mix @mixbeccay r we getting cruella when ursula is RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE. i don’t need a reason to care about the puppy killer! sometimes people just suck! show me ursula trying to usurp that bearded fuckboi triton & having a fall from grace GIVE ME MY SEA WITCH MOVIE
but also... #mswl! give me more sea witches with dubious morals who want what they want and will do what it takes!
Sam J. Miller @sentencebenderNo, YOU'RE giggling w delight.
NYC "Billionaire's Row" palace a nightmare.
"...eerie creaking & groaning noises often resonate in the apartments, & somewhere in the building exists a garbage chute “that sounds like a bomb” when trash is thrown into it."
Channa Prakash @AgBioWorldMeet YInMn, the First New Blue Pigment in Two Centuries! Created accidentally in 2009 by chemists at Oregon State University. Named after its components — Yttrium, Indium, and Manganese — and its luminous, vivid pigment never fades.
#mswl: a speculative novel that feels like this exact color—luminous, vivid, never-fading
Brandon @blgtylrSo last night, I was having a perfectly fine realist dream. Until I wandered off the property I was staying into the woods where I encountered a witch's cottage. She was a very nice witch. We were talking over the fence of her garden.
#mswl: this entire vibe please
(disclaimer: i love owls! they’re great! but i also love murderous witches who know what they want and protect their own)
Dr Sarah Taber @SarahTaber_bwwYES
So much of the innovative stuff we need to do in the food system is basically sci-fi?
We couldn't just have speculative fiction epics about resurrection forests & floating ocean cities built on living electrified reef
We could be *doing* that shit if we talked about it. twitter.com/jonrog1/status…
#mswl — resources, economies, associated inequities, &c. are entirely my jam
evelyn @drivinatninetylet’s unpack why teenage girls ask the same questions academics do in more accessible terms and get dragged through the mud
#mswl — this is everything I want in YA speculative fiction
also, perfect place to plug @ockaur’s forthcoming YA SF novel, RISE OF THE RED HAND, whose teen heroine asks alllll the uncomfortable questions about power and inequality—often with her fists 😉
Jaymee Goh @jhameiaforget the sexbot scifi stories, bring on the male-passing assistant AIs that exist to run interference for women and nonbinary folks, causing gender chaos and an examination of the human condition thru critique of patriarchy twitter.com/bessbell/statu…
Like many fantasy readers, I love a good boarding school novel. I want one that tackles the Anglo-American boarding school as a tool by which socioeconomic class stratification, western imperialism, and patriarchy are taught and reinforced among impressionable children. #MSWL
How Things Work @ChemistryvidTo defend against wasps, bees create a defense wave known as shimmering. Participating bees need to respond with perfect timing when it's their turn to shimmer. It’s unclear why wasps are intimidated by shimmering, pic.twitter.com/wCSGYG0znt
Someone feature this gloriously strange bee fact in a novel! It seems like something straight out of science fiction. #MSWL
Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_GuanAll this chatter about a vampire (and werewolf) comeback. I have thoughts...
I like my supernatural, human-but-not characters. But I’d love some new takes—not the resurrecting of classics that worked the last time around. Let’s see new perspectives get a bite at that apple.
If a vampire comeback materializes, I’m just going to remind the world that this thread exists and is still on my #MSWL. Give me all the PoC vampires with messy family drama and historical traumas that won’t go away esp. since great-granny vamp is still salty about the Opium Wars
#MSWL: Speculative novels that feel like poetry, that call to mind specific poems, without being entirely in verse. Specific poets I like for these purposes: Tennyson, Donne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Langston Hughes, Omar Khayyam, Wallace Stevens (There are more! Surprise me!)
Celeste🍄 @caelstyxI keep think about the potential of latinx sci-fi, so I painted a thing pic.twitter.com/ZRFVApxbXy
Alix E. Harrow @AlixEHarrow@tashadrinkstea tasha you're not wrong. if someone sold me a book as "uprooted but lesbians" i would eat it whole
since i’m shouting my #mswl thoughts to the universe these days... 🙏🏼📚
I’m craving speculative stories about immigration & community that cast a wide net. Give me the Ellis Island “empty pockets/big dreams” classic. Give me knowledge workers, refugees, sprawling mixed-status families. Give these characters magic, spaceships, eldritch secrets.
Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_GuanI can’t stop thinking about this.
Someone write me a reverse, PoC Howard Carter #SFF novel where cultural artifacts are repatriated to their rightful inheritors. Give me the fantasy or future tech inverse heist novel. #MSWL twitter.com/_iwakeli_i/sta…
Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_GuanThere are many ways to tell #ownvoices stories about queer identity, Asian/diaspora culture, & HEAs that don’t endanger real people! Clearly there’s a market for it, which is great!
Write your own. These themes—love, identity, marriages of convenience—are everywhere & universal.
This is just to say, I am still *extremely here* for all your super queer CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets EMPIRE OF SAND novels. #mswl
sqq’s 🍑 @huasliansOH MY GOD????????? pic.twitter.com/QqzUzsD6aD
Somebody write this queer Asian romcom. PLEASE. I don’t even want to edit it (unless it has speculative elements); I just want to pour this novel directly into my eyeballs multiple times.