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The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part Three

The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part Three 

Arguably one of the main issues hounding the progress and subsequent filtration of LGBT themes into “mainstream” SFF is something that mirrors the treatment of “alternative” sexualities and genders in real life: acceptance. Sure, people rally for marriage equality (well, the cool people do) and acknowledge the lifestyle choices of LGBT people, but… That’s not […]

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The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part Two

The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part Two 

The introductory article of this series promised that the first part of the real flesh of this series would talk about the linear evolution of the topic. The examination of the topic will take us from antiquity, through to present-date consideration: from the first glimpses of “gay science fiction”[1] with True History by Greek writer Lucian (A.D 120—185)—cited as the […]

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The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part One

The Evolution of Sexuality, Homosexuality and Gender in SFF – Part One 

One of the most exciting and vast elements of modern SFF is the presentation of alternative sexualities and genders. There is as vast a wealth to mine regarding sex, gender and sexuality as with its expected counterparts (that is, heterosexuality, and standard genders that reflect biology). Instead of these stories, issues and personalities being ignored […]

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Writing Fantasy Gender Stereotypes – Part Two: Writing the Opposite Gender

Writing Fantasy Gender Stereotypes – Part Two: Writing the Opposite Gender 

This is Part Two of a series on Writing Fantasy Gender Stereotypes. If you missed Part One you can read it here. This past July, I attended Polaris, a sci-fi conference that features panels on everything from Star Trek to anime to writing fiction. I had the pleasure of attending one panel in particular where […]

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