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.
Yoshi Yoshitani @yoshisquaredHere's my #Metsona for @kevinwada's challenge!
Inspired by the former persecution of the Catholic faith in Japan, and Catholic Samurai folk heroes like Amakusa Shirō
It's a complicated and nuanced part of Japanese, Catholic, political, and colonization history, read more! pic.twitter.com/zEF1WApjZ8
*lies on floor, envisions an epic tale of (possibly genderbent) warrior heroes, religious conflict, magic, nuanced takes on colonial politics, etc.*
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