That Chick with the Evil Laugh (sparkymonster) wrote in arisia,
That Chick with the Evil Laugh

Books Recs from "The Changing Face of Fiction: Literature, Diversity, and Backlash"

I moderated the panel: "The Changing Face of Fiction: Literature, Diversity, and Backlash." There with requests for recommendations of books that are not from the default cultural viewpoint (which is whiteness and maleness).

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.
Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose (not a trilogy but three connected books).
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh.
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy ed. Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan.
Mindscape by Andrea Hairston.
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora ed. Sheree Thomas.
Acacia: Book One: The War with the Mein and
The Other Lands: Book Two of the Acacia Trilogy by David Anthony Durham.
The Shadow Speaker and The Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu.
Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson.
The list of resources on race and racism is at:

Check for these books on Dealer's Row or buy from your local independent bookstore. facilitates online ordering via local independent bookstores.
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