"The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume."--Amazon.com.
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The geek feminist revolution / Kameron Hurley.
New York : Tor, 2016.
286 pages ; 21 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Introduction Welcome to the revolution -- Persistence, and the long con of being a successful writer -- I'll make pancakes : on opting in, and out, of the writing game -- What marketing and advertising taught me about the value of failure -- Taking responsibility for writing problematic stories -- Unpacking the "real writers have talent" myth -- Some men are more monstrous then others : on True detective's men and monsters -- Die hard, hetaerae, and problematic pin-ups : a rant -- Wives, warlords, and refugees : the people economy of Mad Max -- Tea, bodies, and business : remaking the hero archetype -- A complexity of desires : expectations of sex and sexuality in science fiction -- What's so scary about strong female protagonists, anyway? -- In defense of unlikable women -- Women and gentlemen : on unmasking the sobering reality of hyper-masculine characters -- Gender, family, nookie : the speculative frontier -- The increasingly poor economics of penning problematic stories -- Making people care : storytelling in fiction vs. marketing -- Our dystopia : imagining more hopeful futures -- Where have all the women gone? Reclaiming the future of fiction -- Finding hope in tragedy : why I read dark fiction -- Public speaking while fat -- They'll come for you ... whether you speak up or not -- The horror novel you'll never have to live : surviving without health insurance -- Becoming what you hate -- Let it go : on responding (or not) to online criticism -- When the rebel becomes queen : changing broken systems from the inside -- Terrorist or revolutionary? Deciding who gets to write history -- Giving up the sky -- What we didn't see : power, protest, story -- What living in South Africa taught me about being white in America -- It's about ethics in dating -- Hijacking the Hugo Awards -- Dear SFWA writers : let's chat about censorship and bullying -- With great power comes great responsibility : on empathy and the power of privilege -- Rage doesn't exist in a vacuum -- Why I'm not afraid of the Internet -- We have always fought : challenging the "women, cattle, and slaves" narrative -- Epilogue What are we fighting for?
Science fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
Women and literature.
Geeks (Computer enthusiasts).
Women in popular culture.
American essays--21st century.
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