Adult SFF by diverse authors, pre-2010 #DiverseClassics

This is a list for all adult SFF works by diverse authors (authors of color, QUILTBAG authors, disabled authors...) first published in English pre-2010. Translations are also welcome.

Please do not put women authors on the list who are not otherwise marginalized (e.g., women of color, queer women...); there are many lists of women authors already, and women authors are also relatively easy to find by name.

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I started this list because so many great older books by diverse authors have completely fallen off the map, are not reprinted, not promoted much etc., and thus people get the impression that all the diverse SFF books have been published in the past few years. I have found it much harder to find older work than newer work, but hopefully this list will help all of us!
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message 1: by Bogi (new)

Bogi Takács I think there is a maximum on how many books could be added by one person to a GR list. So one easy way to help would be to go through people's works and add the pre-2010 ones, e.g., for Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, Nalo Hopkinson, Joanna Russ, etc. so that I'm not the person adding them all. I can recommend more authors. :)


message 2: by Bogi (new)

Bogi Takács Version Control and Mongrels seem too new to qualify, can someone remove them? I will put them on the 2016 SFF by authors of color list.


message 3: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Bogi wrote: "Version Control and Mongrels seem too new to qualify, can someone remove them? I will put them on the 2016 SFF by authors of color list."

Done.


message 4: by Brendon (new)

Brendon Thank you so much for starting this list! I cannot wait to read and support some older SFF works by diverse authors.


message 5: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Blythe This is awesome. One of the categories I'm trying to work on this year is diversifying the SFF cannon.

I've added about 20 that were on my lists, but can add more, if you can provide some author recommendations.


message 6: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Bogi wrote: "I think there is a maximum on how many books could be added by one person to a GR list. So one easy way to help would be to go through people's works and add the pre-2010 ones, e.g., for Octavia Bu..."

Thank you very much for compiling this list, Bogi, which I think is excellent. I will definitely be looking into these classics.


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