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January 17th, 2010

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10:23 am - 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: http://www.scribd.com/sparkysays

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

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Date:January 17th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Icon snarfed!
... and post passed to possibly interested parties.
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Date:January 19th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
I love the icon too. Please credit to pyooma.
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Date:January 19th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Will do. I couldn't figure out how to credit it; thanks for the info.
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Date:January 19th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I was sadly unorganized about bringing note-taking materials, and could only remember about half of these.
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Date:January 20th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Yay, handouts! I forgot to pick any up at the con.

I made it to 2 of your panels (this one and the one on fae from non-European cultures), and enjoyed both of them greatly - you're a great moderator.
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Date:January 21st, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)

I missed your panel- thanks for these links. May I repost this list to the Expanded Horizons blog (exp_horizons)?


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