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1865 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.
Mar 02, 2015 12:24PM

1865 I really liked this one. I don't think you have to love Shakespeare to enjoy it.
Feb 20, 2015 11:02AM

1865 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.
1865 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.
Sep 02, 2014 07:59AM

1865 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: tweeted about it this morning, which was pretty cool.
2014 Hugo Awards (25 new)
Aug 18, 2014 09:18AM

1865 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.
1865 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 Sriduangkaew

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.
1865 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.
1865 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 :)
1865 SF Authors of color, off the top of my head:

Sofia Samatar
Nnedi Okorafor
Helen Oyeyemi
Charles Saunders
Maurice Broaddus
Vandana Singh
Andrea Hairston
Day Al-Mohammed
Amal El-Mohtar
Tanarive Due
Rion Amilcar Scott
Ken Liu
Aliette de Bodard
Jamey Hatley
Kima Jones
Shanae Brown
Karen Lord
Tobias Buckell
Lisa Bolekaja
Victor LaValle
Sabrina Vourvoulias
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Nalo Hopkinson
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Daniel Jose Older
E. Lily Yu
Rahul Kanakia
Julia Rios
An Owomoyela
Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Yoon Ha Lee
N.K. Jemisin
1865 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...
1865 This list might be helpful:
Jun 04, 2014 09:10AM

1865 These stats might be of interest:
1865 I loved this book. Loved it, loved it, loved it.
Feb 28, 2014 01:00PM

1865 I think this is a really strong field. I've read all of them except the Gannon book. They made up seven of my top ten for the year. I wouldn't have put We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves on my Nebula list just because I didn't see a speculative element, even though Fowler has written a lot of SF. On the other hand, I thought Hild had just enough magic to qualify, and it's an absolutely magnificent book.
1865 Byl wrote: "Does anyone know if the first anthology is available any longer?"

No, it's not. Part of the contract was that it would only be available during the voting window.
Samuel R Delany (20 new)
Dec 23, 2013 07:29AM

1865 Jim wrote: " has Mr. Delany written anything since the 1990's? ."

He has, but not SF. His most recent novel was Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, I think.
Samuel R Delany (20 new)
Dec 18, 2013 12:15PM

1865 Babel 17 is a good starting point. Or Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Samuel R Delany (20 new)
Dec 16, 2013 07:30AM

1865 I think he's a wonderful choice for grandmaster.
Dec 16, 2013 07:25AM

1865 48.
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