Jan 25, 2012
At Epic ConFusion this weekend, I was on a couple of panels where we also gave some reading suggestions to the audience. Afterward, I had an attendee come up and ask if I could actually write up my list somewhere so she could access it later.
Well, folks – you ask, I deliver.
Below is a very, very, very abbreviated reading list that I just pounded out top-of-mind before the panel. There is a massive epic ton of good stuff out there. For more, visit The Carl Brandon Society and Feminist SF. Note that there is also some crossover between these lists.
Race/Class/Gender Reading List
The Female Man, Joanna Russ
We Who Are About To, Joanna Russ
Carnival, Elizabeth Bear
Dust, Elizabeth Bear
Triton (Trouble on Triton), Samuel Delany
Illusion, Paula Volsky (lots of explorations of class, and often overlooked)
The Women Men Don’t See, James Tiptree Jr.
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson
Kindred, Octavia Butler
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
Non-Western Fantasy (and SF) Reading List
Moxlyand, by Lauren Beukes
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
The Desert of Souls, Howard Andrew Jones
Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemison (am told her new trilogy is more so)
Ragamuffin, Tobias Buckell
Dune, Frank Herbert
Necropolis, Maureen McHugh
China Mountain Zhang, Maureen McHugh
The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson
Wild Seed, Octavia Butler
Acacia, David Anthony Durham