The Use of Speculative Allegory and Metaphor for SFF Add To My List

June 8, 2024 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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SFF has a long history of using fantastical allegories and metaphors to talk about contemporary issues. From transformation stories that mirror the trans experience, to fantasy racism, what are the benefits and pitfalls of the use of allegory? Where do authors land on subtlety vs being on the nose?
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