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Introduction

Introduction

Coloring Science Fiction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Black and Brown Planets
Author(s):
Isiah Lavender III
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0001

With his introduction, “Coloring Race in Science Fiction,” Isiah Lavender, III provides answers to why he and others study race and racism in SF, that invoking race and racism in an outwardly white genre is necessary. Coloring science fiction is an absolute and radical commitment because skin color matters in visions of the future. SF has charted a few of the alternatives for this unknown territory, and the change presents both opportunities and challenges for society to establish new values.

Keywords:   Race and Racism, Afrofuturism, Indigenous SF, Brown Planets, Black Planets

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