Podcast Episode 7: Strong Women in Genre Fiction

Cynthia KraackIn Episode 7, author Cynthia Kraack and I discuss her novels, Minnesota Cold and Ashwood, both set in a bleak future and featuring strong female protagonists. Along the way we talk about the difference between speculative fiction and science fiction, how women approach leadership roles, and the evolution of strong female characters in genre fiction.

Note: The name I couldn’t remember is Nalo Hopkinson

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Duration: 20:56
File Size: 24 MB

You can listen to a snippet here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NK1uPStig0

For more information about Cynthia Kraack:

  • cynthiakraack.com

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.