Guest Post


We started working on Kaleidoscope because we wanted to foster diversity in YA and SF. This is something we think is larger than our one project, so we’re also inviting others who care about diversity in genre to share some of their thoughts. Today we welcome Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown to talk about the importance of escape for everyone. ____________________ I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of...

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Today, Kaleidoscope author, Jim Hines is here to tell us about his story. We both love Jim’s non-stop work to make the SF community more inclusive, and we were thrilled when he agreed to write something from his Libriomancer world. Here’s what he has to say about why he chose to write for us. __________________ Nicola Pallas didn’t start out autistic. In the first draft of Libriomancer, the character was named Nikos, a...

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Our first guest post is by Kaleidoscope author, Ken Liu. We both love Ken’s work, and we’re very excited to have his story, “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” for Kaleidoscope. Here’s what he has to say about why he chose to write for us. __________________ When Alisa and Julia invited me to participate in this anthology, I jumped at the chance. I enjoy writing short YA fantasy, and there doesn’t...

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