"This book is particularly significant and timely to the fields of fandom studies, black studies, and feminist studies. It contributes to ongoing conversations in black studies about black futures and how blackness operates culturally, providing a much needed grounded context and history to a largely theoretical discourse. Speculative Blackness is also written from a clearly articulated black feminist framework, and refreshingly employs a sophisticated analysis of black women and black sexuality in speculative fiction—an element which has been overlooked in favor of centering black masculinity in many conversations about Afrofuturism in particular. carrington’s expansion of what is encompassed in the black speculative imagining does not end with increased attention given to gender and black feminism. He articulates four overlapping kinds of black speculative works: Afrofuturism, surrealism, Otherhood, and haunting, which serves to incorporate black works of speculative fiction that would be otherwise marginalized or illegible within the whiteness of science fiction, making room for more black voices in fandom studies conversations which have been historically dominated by white voices."
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