What makes a story more authentic? A story by a white writer or one by an Asian writer? Is the white writer privileged to write a story about Asian people? (cue Racefail09)? Likewise, can an Asian writer write about white people? I was told once (in a review) that my steampunk felt like a parody of Victorian England and my white characters came across as ‘fake’. Similarly, comments were made about my name. Asian last name/surname = automatic assumption that writer is Asian = bad English or English being second/third/fourth language). With attitudes like this still prevalent in the SF/F ‘community’ (I hesitate to use the term, simply because I do not see a community, only groups and factions), world SF is a misnomer.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: