Subverting Racist Tropes in Fiction

Over at Apex Magazine, I published a powerful short story by Maurice Broaddus titled "Super Duper Fly." The author confronts the deeply ingrained "passive" racism that still exists in contemporary literature. In particular, offensive stereotypes of black people: the magical negro, the mammy, and others. It struck me after reading "Super Duper Fly" that writers…

Book Review: Under the Dome

Have you ever eaten one of those 100 calorie bags of sweet treats. The treats are generally things like little chocolate chip cookies. There are plenty of little cookies in a single bag, but once you're finished, you feel disappointed. It tasted... well enough while you chewed through the little wafers. But, ultimately, the whole…