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Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender

Abstract

Black and Brown Planets, edited by Isiah Lavender, III, signifies a timely exploration of the Western obsession with color in its analysis of the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore some of the possible worlds of science fiction (literature, television, and film) to lift blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. In two sections, this collection considers the role that race and ... More

Keywords: afrofuturism, yellow peril, Samuel R. Delany, Octavia Butler, Indigenous futurisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461237
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isiah Lavender, editor
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

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