Fantasy and science fiction allow for limitless creation, innovation, and exploration. Yet what we actually get are Eurocentric worlds that demonize or erase people of colour. Why do authors and readers accept this? Where did it start? And going forward, how do we resist?
SFF author and critic Phenderson Djeli Clark takes a look at these issues in Fantasy's Othering Fetish, the latest ebook from Media Diversified. Featuring a foreword by novelist Daniel José Older, this book discusses everything from medieval Arthurian romance to Tolkien and Game of Thrones, and provides a overview of contemporary work by global SFF authors of colour. With its sharp, insightful critique and Clark's deep knowledge of and passion for the genre, Fantasy's Othering Fetish is a much-needed antidote to the whitewashed worlds of mainstream SFF.