Worldcon Recs

Here is a list of the recs I picked up from various panels I attended at Worldcon. (These are likely not complete, but they're the ones that I wrote down.)

In Defense of the Unlikeable Heroine:

  • We Who Are About To - Joanna Russ

Non-Binary Representation In Fiction:

  • Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction - ed K M Szpara (anthology)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven / The Red Threads of Fortune - JY Yang (forthcoming in Sept)
  • Provenance - Ann Leckie (forthcoming, but read some on her website)
  • Jacob's Ladder - Elizabeth Bear
  • River of Teeth - Sarah Gailey
  • Pantomime - Laura Lam
  • Killing Gravity - Corey J White
  • Interactive fiction Craft phone games (Choice of Deathless/City's Thirst) - Max Gladstone (you can play an nb character)
  • "Masculinity is an Anxiety Disorder" (essay) - David J Schwartz
  • Rose Lemberg
  • Foz Meadows
  • A Merc Rustad

Beyond the Dystopia

(This one should be complete as I moderated the panel and made a point of writing them down to tweet afterwards.)

  • Two Faces of Tomorrow - James P Hogan
  • Culture series - Iain M Banks
  • Dragonlance
  • Too Like the Lightning and Seven Surrenders - Ada Palmer
  • The Postman - David Brin
  • A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and A Closed And Common Orbit - Becky Chambers
  • Hospital Station - James White
  • Malhutan Chronicles - Tom D Wright (panelist)
  • Orbital Cloud - Taiyo Fuji (panelist)
  • The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison

Older Women in Genre Fiction:

  • All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye - Christopher Brookmyre
  • Blood Songs series - Anthony Ryan
  • Remnant Population - Elizabeth Moon
  • Barbara Hambly

Also, Catherine Lundoff keeps a bibliography of books with older women protagonists.

Colonialism and the Space Opera:

  • Praxis - John Williams

Moving Beyond Orientalism in SFF:

  • Black Wolves - Kate Elliot
  • Vixen and The Waves - Hoa Pham
  • Isabelle Yap
  • Ken Liu
  • Stephanie Lai
  • Zen Cho

(Plus one from Nine Worlds in which the MC has Borderline Personality Disorder: Borderline - Mishell Baker)