This week we are joined by reviewer, critic, podcaster and one half of the LadybusinessÂ team, Renay, and British Science Fiction Award winning author of The Race, Nina Allan, to discuss the implications of Renayâ€™s recent essay on Strange Horizons, â€˜Communities: Weight of Historyâ€™.
In an engaging discussing we touch on what it is that makes a science fiction fan, what a fan needs to know about SF, whether there is a â€˜science fiction canonâ€™, how much of you actually need to be familiar with, whether there is cultural pressure to read stories by men, and if women are being made invisible and written out of SF history. Oh, and probably some stuff weâ€™ve left out.
We are very grateful to both Nina and Renay for making time to be part of the podcast and, as always, we hope you enjoy the episode. More next week!