Julia Lindsay reviews Joy Sanchez-Taylor’s “Diverse Futures: Science Fiction and Authors of Color.”
Julia Lindsay is a PhD candidate in modern and contemporary American literature at the University of Georgia. She is currently finalizing her dissertation, “Afrofuturist Pasts in the American South,” which combines her subspecialties: science fiction, African American literature and culture, and Southern studies. Contributing to ongoing discussions on the definition and function of Afrofuturism, it examines four 21st-century Black-authored novels set in speculative American Souths. Her recent essays include “Octavia Butler’s Dawn in the #MeToo Era” and “Race, Utopia, and the Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Narrative,” and she has published book reviews in Science Fiction Studies and Extrapolation.