Eastercon 2017 recs

Eastercon was fabulous, and I may yet do a writeup post, but for now, I have many recs to extract from my scribbled notes. (NB I have not yet read any of these; things I had already read I didn't generally write down.)


  • "Not Your Sidekick" -- C. B. Lee
  • "A Rational Arrangement" -- L. Rowyn
  • "Hunger Makes the Wolf" -- Alex Wells (cyberpunk)
  • The Raven Cycle -- Maggie Stiefvater (YA, queer relationships)
  • "The House of Shattered Wings" -- Aliette de Bodard
  • General recs: Uncanny Magazine, Tor.com, Lethe Press

Women of Star Wars panel:

  • "The Things I Would Tell You" -- Muslim women anthology

Hamilton lecture:

Romance, Mystery, and Fantasy panel

(plus some recs from the bar afterwards. Some of these are non-SFF romance.)

  • Obsidian and Blood series -- think this may have meant "Ivory and Bone" and "Obsidian and Stars" -- Julie Eshbough
  • "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" -- Laini Taylor
  • "Behind Her Eyes" -- Sarah Pinborough
  • "Hold Me" -- Courtney Milan
  • "Hold" -- Rachel Davidson Lee
  • Cosy witch mysteries!
  • Heather Rose Jones (published by Bella Books)
  • "Don't Feed The Trolls" -- Erica Kudisch
  • "Rollergirl" -- Vanessa North
  • "The Art Of Three" -- Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae
  • "Storm Season" -- Pene Henson
  • "The Ultra-Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves The World" -- A. C. Wise
  • "Hurricane Heels" -- Isabel Yap
  • Neville/Hermione/Luna fic generally (must check AO3 tag 🙂 )

Fandom and Theatre panel

  • Team Starkid -- on YouTube
  • Smash -- TV show about backstage
  • Slings and Arrows -- TV show about actors

Misc other recs

  • "At The End Of The Day" -- Claire North
  • "The End of Days" -- Jenny Erpenbeck
  • "Cities in Flight" -- James Blish
  • "Meg and Linus" -- Hanna Nowinski
  • "Every Heart A Doorway" -- Seanan McGuire

So, uh, that should keep me going.

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