What we'll do
In September we'll be discussing Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction edited by Dominik Parisen and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Nicolette Barischoff, S. Qioyi Lu, and Judith Tarr (Uncanny Magazine Issue 24)
You will likely need to purchase this one - at the time of posting it is AUD 5.45
* Weightless books: https://weightlessbooks.com/format/uncanny-magazine-issue-24/
As with other entries in the Destroy! series the issue is a includes new and reprinted fiction, poetry and critical and personal essays. We'll discuss the fiction section at bookclub but I'd encourage to check out the other sections too.
Content note: To be updated. If you've read this please feel free to update the note via the comments section.
Q & A about the Meetup
Q. The description says this is a feminist Meetup. Should I come if I don't identify as feminist?
A. Feminism and an exploration of gender, sexuality, and race in science and speculative fiction is the point of this Meetup. If that's not your jam, the Meetup is not for you. General discussion and fandom for the genres will probably make up most of the discussion, but the point is to have a space that doesn't suck for people who often feel let down fiction.
That said, you don't need to identify with feminism or have a gender studies degree to attend. If you're genuinely interested in the topic, and open to hearing new ideas about it, and (and this is the most important) want to be in a space where women's, queer and non-white voices are given priority, then please come!
This hasn't been an issue, but let it not be said that I didn't warn you: putting the 'unique perspective' that maybe feminism is ridiculous and white men are actually the people most oppressed in society etc etc, is not genuine interest.
Q. Can I come if I didn't read the book?
A. Yes. But be prepared to hear spoilers and don't dominate the conversation.