“Third World Worlds” Link Compilation
Here’s a compilation of reactions to Norman Spinrad’s “Third World Worlds” article. Since I’m not omniscient (and I start to shut down on weekends), feel free to add links in the comments section. Last I talked with Lavie (he is literally a wandering vagabond right now, which explains why I’m the one doing these updates), he wanted to hint that the second volume of The Apex Book of World SF will include African-American (edit: my error) stories from Africa and Latin America (since the first volume didn’t really include stories from that region), assuming everything pushes through (so go buy the book? Get it as a gift for Norman Spinrad?).
- Jason Sanford on I promised myself I wouldn’t rant, but then…
- Fábio Fernandes on Brazil on International SF – still some thoughts, with a little help from Norman Spinrad.
- Nick Mamatas on World SF, Worth Reading BEFORE developing an opinion.
- Cheryl Morgan on Thanks Nick.
- N.K. Jemisin on What especially pisses me off about Spinrad’s article…
- Rose Fox on A Whiff of Colonialism.
- Clint Harris on The Infamous Spinrad Article.
- Larry Nolen on Norman Spinrad and the latest kerfluffle about international SF, with positive remedies.
- Juliette Wade on The Myth of the Native Speaker.
- Polenth on Making African Science Fiction Invisible.
- The Erudite Ogre on Aetheric Ephemera: Ruminations and Hortations Edition.
- Charles Tan on Where is International SF? and The Failure of Spinrad’s “Third World Worlds” from a Technical Perspective.
- The World SF News Blog on The Dilemma of the Term “World SF” Redux.
- Auxiliary Memory on Foreign Futures.
- Delagar on Norman Spinrad and RaceFail 2010.
- Fiction Theory on The fail, it burns.
- Science Fiction Made in Brasil on Norman Spinrad talks about ‘Brazilian Science Fiction’.
- The Crotchety Old Fan on Why I Think Norman Spinrad is COOL.
- Arachne Jericho on Thoughts on the Cultural Appropriation of Geek Culture and Race.
- Larry Nolen on Can a gabacho understand non-gabacho writings?
- Lucius Shepard on Cultural Appropriation.
- Ian McDonald on Spingate.
- Nisi Shawl on Writing and Racial Identity Versus the Spinrave.
- Nnedi Okorafor on Can you define African Science Fiction?
- Juliette Wade on Insiders and Outsiders.
Edit: Also worth mentioning that Locus just released An Overview of International Science Fiction/Fantasy in 2009.