L.A. Young generously does a guest-takeover-episode of the podcast to talk about race and oppression in Science Fiction. With her extensive knowledge, she gives suggestions and examples of works by Black Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction authors that have used the genre to address the issues of racism and social justice within society. The biggest thank you to L.A. for doing this episode and sharing her insights into such an impressive reading list!

The books and stories on race and oppression she mentions are:
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Broken Earth Trilogy (The Fifth Season [Book One], The Obelisk Gate [Book Two], The Stone Sky [Book Three]) by N.K. Jemisin
Black Friday by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Specifically her short story “Zimmer Land”)
Riot Baby by Tochi Onybuchi
The Deep by River Soloman
The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson (a short story available here: https://www.tor.com/2014/04/02/the-devil-in-america-kai-ashante-wilson/
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Other media and SF mentioned:
Animorph’s Series by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
The opening scene of HBO’s Watchmen which was based on the Tulsa Race Massacre (also known at the Black Wall St. Massacre)
The Network Effect (Book 5 of the Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells
The City We Became by N.K Jemison (her latest book)
The newest movie adaptation of Dune (slated to be out November 2020)
The Last of Us 2 video game

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