This publication is part of a larger self-initiated project called ‘Might be going to’. Using queer feminist speculative-science fiction as its starting point, work is being made in the spirit of ‘what if?’ and with the desire to queer a time that is yet to come.
Speculative-science fiction is an important tool in the queer feminist project; imagining new futures, how we might get there, examining the pitfalls and challenging the past. It provides opportunities to critique the hierarchies of the times it is written in; to encounter post-genderism and ideas of collectivism, to challenge heteronormativity and patriarchal assumptions.
All text in this piece is from the work of Joanna Russ, particularly from the works “The Female Man” and “When it Changed”. The piece was shown as part of the Feminist Library’s summer Exhibition: ‘Archiving the Feminist Experience’. Joanna Russ is an American feminist Sci Fi writer whose work can be found in the Feminist Library.