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by Andrea Hairston and Debbie Notkin

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Impolitic! offers a selection of work from Andrea Hairston and Debbie Notkin, WisCon 36's Guests of Honor. In a long essay, Notkin samples her incisive blog posts on body politics, examining the narratives told about our bodies and how we are told to live in and think about them, inciting her readers to the most profound rebellion. Tiptree Award-winning Hairston offers us a short fiction, “Griots of the Galaxy,” that enacts that profound rebellion in all its visceral, thrilling drama. Hairston's essay “Prophetic Artists,” grounded in the early twenty-first century, looks to Octavia Butler and others to illuminate the immanent possibilities of the here and now, reminding us of why sf/f is so necessary to us in 2012. And finally, Notkin and Hairston interview one another. Impolitic! is, throughout, an exemplar of what Hairston in that interview calls the “theatre of the mind,” where “lived experience is transformed into meaning and performed.”

ISBN: 978-1-61976-009-7 (13 digit)
Publication Date: May 2012
paperback 146 pages