In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Elizabeth & I talk about the Harry Potter fandom and our experiences with it as the books were being released, compared to now. We’ll also recommend some hopeful speculative fiction.
Mentioned in this episode
The Sorting Hat Chats primary/secondary Sorting system
The Mirror of Maybe by Midnight Blue, a sprawling fic from the mid-2000s, still marked as in-progress
Golden Age by zeitgeistic, a Hogwarts Eighth Year fic in which students are re-Sorted into secondary Houses
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
The Martian by Andy Weir
On The Edge Of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
The Wayfarer Universe series by Becky Chambers
Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontё Christopher Wieland.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Lillith’s Brood series by Octavia Butler
00:46 The Harry Potter Fandom, Then & Now
35:50 Hopeful Speculative Fiction Recs
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