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Interview at Sci Fi Wire.

I did an interview with John Joseph Adams at Sci Fi Wire for Black Sheep:

Australian SF/fantasy author Ben Peek told SCI FI Wire that his book Black Sheep is a dystopian novel set in an alternate reality in which the world has been segregated into three mass races: African, Asian and Caucasian.

"It's the racist utopia, or at least what I imagine is the racist utopia," Peek said in an interview. "I've never understood the urge to hate someone because of the color of their skin or their sexuality."


Link.

There's even a brief mention of 26Lies, just in case people don't want to buy dystopian novels about racism, and instead want to buy experimental books about people they've never heard of. So many choices!

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mattdoyle
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
have you by any chance read Richard Dyer's "White"?
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
yeah. it's not so bad, though it's also the book where he drifts off into talking about jesus penis, isn't it?
mattdoyle
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
yeah i think so, but he's gay, so it works :P
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
man, if only the world was made okay every time someone talked about dick ;)

ghassan hage is an australian academic who wrote an interesting book called WHITE NATION (there was a second one, but i've blanked on the title). i've also got a bit of a special place for toni morrison's book on the subject.
mattdoyle
Jul. 20th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
haven't read the hage yet, but i second the morrison..very good book on the topic that one
benpeek
Jul. 20th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
i think i like it mostly for when she takes on hemingway, but yeah, it's cool.
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