Fantasy (Required Readings)

49 A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i

(2014)

Alaya Dawn Johnson

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Johnson, young and mixed race, likes to push readers’ expectations of what people of color are “supposed” to write. Ambiguous and disturbing, she brings and element of reality into her vampire dystopia and makes us wonder, did her protagonist win or lose in this story?

Librarian Note

Originally published in the July/August 2014 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction p.231 – 255 (if the above link doesn’t work, try this one).

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