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Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanAlso, 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…
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
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: colonization/decolonization from unexpected perspectives. Show me that assimilation & oppression aren't inevitable, & can be overcome
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: a #SFF world with a palpable sense of depth & rootedness. Sociopolitical events that have historical analogues in that world's past.
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: Complex/found families. Interpersonal dynamics between powerful ppl that—often unintentionally—shape the communities around them #SFF
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: #SFF political systems that AREN'T absolute monarchies. I want parliamentary debates, legislative battles, theocracies, courtrooms...
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanIt's #MSWL day! It feels like I'm tweeting my list for Santa out into the world... 😝 pic.twitter.com/dlZa9XVA4C
Aliette de Bodard @aliettedbWe really need to talk about SFF's (but especially fantasy) obsession with having the proper blood
Thread! Also, #MSWL: fantasy where magic comes from hard work, natural resources, ingesting the right potion—systems not reliant on genetics
Smithsonian Magazine @SmithsonianMagThieves rappelled into a London warehouse in rare book heist. smithmag.co/UQpeKP
Carly Silver @CarlyASilver@KateElliottSFF let alone his historical, extrabiblical significance
Now I want a pulls-no-punches historical fantasy about Nebuchadnezzar for the new year—would be fitting. #MSWL