Interview with Lt. Col. Naomi Mercer by Robin Hobbs, Femspec Issue 16.1

Robin Hobbs interviews Naomi Mercer, a Lt. Col. in the United States Army, a veteran of the Iraq War, and an assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point to talk about her own connection with feminist science fiction, the effect of Atwood’s visit on her students, and the role feminist science fiction can play in our lives. More

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Femspec is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender in science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore and other supernatural genres.

The interview here contains the answers of the editor-in-chief and one of the founding editors, critic and writer Professor Batya Weinbaum, who has been keeping the journal together and publishing for 21 years.

We have been in existence since 1999. See femspec.org. Our editorial board includes Suzanne Bellamy, William Clemente, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Philipa Kafka, Sylvia Kelso, Lysa Rivera,, Gina Wisker and Kimberly Brown.

Our production team offers internships, apprenticeship and associate experiences to early career participants, our talent scout is Gloria Orenstein; advisory board, Suzy Charnas, Diane DiPrima, Pamela Sargeant, Sheila Tobias, Constance Brereton; contributing editors are Marleen Barr, Samuel R., Delany and Darko Suvin. Contact femspec@aol.com to subscribe, donate, submit, and get involved. We are in need of a website maintenance person, a smashwords project manager, and also in search of peer review coordinator, as well as creative and media editors. We also need an advertising manager, social media promoter, grants writer, and fundraiser. Get in touch! Our next special issue, 19.2, will be on essentialism in sf and the academe. 19.1 will cover the 25th anniversary of the Women's Spirituality Department at CIIS.

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