Epic ConFusion Reading Lists – Race/Gender/Class & Non-western Fantasy/SF

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

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