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Paul wrote: "A Darkling Sea"
I was coming to recommend this one as well.
Sarah wrote: "Thank you :)"
You're welcome! Here's one more that looks interesting:Terra Incognita: New Speculative Fiction from Africa
I just saw a review today. https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/if...
African authors writing SF and fantasy:
There's a new African short speculative fiction magazine called Omenana. I'm sure you can look there for authors. http://omenana.com/
The first editorial was excellent, about speculative fiction in Nigeria: http://omenana.com/2014/12/01/specula...
I think Lauren Beukes was also running a series on her blog for a while that was meant to riff on Scalzi's Big Idea posts, introducing readers to new African authors. I know that's how I ended up reading Charlie Human's bizarre Apocalypse Now Now.
I think we're used to character-based SF in the US these days, so the emphasis on ideas reads a bit strangely. Ken is such a lyrical writer in his own fiction. I'm pretty sure that his translation is true to the author's intent. I loved the translator's notes; I would have missed all of those things without his calling attention to them.
Ken translated the first and third novels in the series. I think the choice of another translator for the second book had more to do with his lack of time (his own series launching this year) than anything else.
Ken Liu's Tor translation is the first English translation, which is why it's eligible this year.
Jason wrote: "And if they don't, it ends up last on my list. But I didn't notice any holes in 2013."
Last year I'm pretty sure all three nominated Orbit novels only had extended excerpts in the packet.
Robyn wrote: "Similarly, before recorded music, tv, etc, live entertainment no matter how grand or small your home was was paramount. Much more amateur music, etc. (References: all Jane Austen novels, the Little..."
Yes on the amateur music. People made more music themselves.
I really liked this one. I don't think you have to love Shakespeare to enjoy it.
The Goblin Emperor, Ancillary Sword, and Annihilation are all excellent, all in very different ways. I've got to bump The Three-Body Problem up my reading list now.
I read this a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't think you could read the stories in any order, though. There's sort of a spiraling-out effect, where we gradually get a larger and larger view of what's going on.
Hey everyone - I just wanted to mention this group I started to see if Goodreads could be used to talk about short SF/fantasy fiction: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...
Tor.com tweeted about it this morning, which was pretty cool.
I loved Ancillary Justice and I'm really happy that it won just about everything this year. It's nice to see awards go to an ambitious piece of science fiction.
Laz wrote: "Janny wrote: "SF based on your list: "
An unexpected surprise! Thanks. My TBR is going to get deeper.
@Sarah, I was referring to your list of POC authors."
That was my answer in Message 16 - Benjanun Sriduangkaewhttp://clarkesworldmagazine.com/sridu...http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/sridu...
It is interesting that a lot of the authors on that list write more fantasy than SF. Ken Liu has some good SF stories - The Waves, for example. Maurice Broaddus had a story in Asimov's a couple of months ago.
Laz wrote: "@Sarah, I have not read any of the authors on your list. Which one would you recommend first for hard scifi a la Cherryh or Moon, etc?"
Benjanun Sriduangkaew - you can find several of her stories on Clarkesworld.
Michael wrote: "Brenda is already on the list - she's been posting some great links on the other thread, too. But I added the others you named, and am working on the Lightspeed list - I see your name in there, congratulations! I've got a copy and am looking forward to reading the issue... "
Cool! And thanks! I can't wait to read it myself.
I don't have time to start on the LGBTQ list tonight but I'll come back :)
SF Authors of color, off the top of my head:
Rion Amilcar Scott
Aliette de Bodard
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Daniel Jose Older
E. Lily Yu
Yoon Ha Lee
There's also everybody in Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue
. And Brenda Clough, who is a member of this group. Joanna Russ, Cathrynne Valente, Lisa Goldstein...