By Kameron Hurley
A robust selection of essays on feminism, geek tradition, and a writer’s trip, from essentially the most very important new voices in style.
The Geek Feminist Revolution is a set of essays via double Hugo Award-winning essayist and technology fiction and delusion novelist Kameron Hurley.
The publication collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism, geek tradition, and her reviews and insights as a style author, together with “We Have consistently Fought,” which received the 2014 Hugo for top comparable paintings. The Geek Feminist Revolution also will characteristic a number of solely new essays written in particular for this quantity.
Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and in different places at the upward push of girls in style, her ardour for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing.
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I don’t blame you if it’s too much. I don’t judge you for telling this genre or any other to fuck itself. But if you stay in this, next to me, and next to all the other women and men and all the fabulous plethora of otherwise-identified folks engaged in rewriting the narrative of what science fiction is, we’ll support you, and champion you, and we’ll fight with you. That’s what I have for you. Some days, it won’t be enough. Some days, it’ll be all that gets you up off the floor. So you pack the guns.
I can’t guarantee you, young women writers, that things are going to get better. I’m not going to pretend you won’t get trolled, harassed, threatened, or stalked. But what I can promise you is that you aren’t in this fight alone. You are not speaking out alone, and you and your work and your voice and your passion exist on a long continuum of voices just like yours, who had to fight the same battles you fight, and who are still here, and still in this. Just like you. I don’t blame you if it’s too much.
Books on shelves. Elation. Joy. End of a long road, right? No. Just beginning. Arguments with my publisher over whitewashed book covers. Late checks. Money that stops flowing. Then the publisher implodes, sells off its assets—including me and my books. Take it or leave it. Fight the bullshit. Rage. Sheer, unadulterated rage, that the work I spent a lifetime to see in print is now an “asset,” a “property,” a casualty of shitty business practices. I fight the situation. I persist. I sign a new contract.