WELCOME TO DIVERSE FUTURES:
“Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history, economics, and politics beyond our control. One is tied up in a web, in a net, with no way to struggle free. Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives, good and bad, of where one can go, will we have any control over the way we may actually get there in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly.” —Samuel R. Delany
Welcome to Diverse Futures, a site dedicated to analyzing, discussing, and reviewing science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, etc. Of course, my love of science fiction and fantasy is driving the creation of this site, but I want it to be different from other review sites in that I really want to make this a space for teachers, educators, researchers, etc. who want to use these genres in the classroom, but have no resources available that help them to do so. My goal is to include short synopses of the stories and necessary (although I hate to say it) teacher information such as Lexile and age level. I will also try to include diversity elements and reviews from other sites. However, keep in mind that most books reviewed will include diverse major characters.
Additionally, I don't want to box myself in to just books all the time, so eventually I plan on discussing more than just sci-fi novels to include TV shows and films. This gives me a way to talk about my all of favorite things. This will hopefully be something I can use as I continue my journey because it will be a cache of material I can possible use later. Maybe others will be able to use it, too!