Poet Crush: Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) is the epitome of a literary triple threat - the man was a poet, novelist and a playwright. Besides being an absolute babe, he helped to create "jazz poetry", lead the Harlem Renaissance in New York City and was a political activist, culminating in being interrogated by McCarthy. A complex … Continue reading Poet Crush: Langston Hughes

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children was Salman Rushdie's second novel, published in 1981. The novel blending magical realism and historical fiction won the Booker Prize that year. It was very uncontroversial, even being deemed the best novel of all previous winners of the Booker Prize. Salman Rushdie, a British Indian, wouldn't have such an easy time … Continue reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

The Alt-Right’s Failed Attempt to Troll the Hugo Awards

You might think the world of literature and especially science fiction and fantasy, would be safe from the delusions of the alt-right. An area of writing dominated by white male authors for years, there's no way they could possibly try to say that diversity is ruining SFF. Right? In 2013, Larry Correia, an author of … Continue reading The Alt-Right’s Failed Attempt to Troll the Hugo Awards