"They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies, but there’s not much you can do when the whole class is like that."
“Why do they make fun of you?”
“Let’s see. My weight, obviously. The fact that I read for fun. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I watch Nova. I don’t like sports. You know those loud, obnoxious kids you see hanging out in groups, screaming at people? That’s my whole school.”
“So what do they do to you?”
“Just yell at me and throw stuff at me. But I am proud of one thing. Most kids who get picked on completely spaz out at some point, and get violent. That hasn’t happened to me yet.”
Oh my heart.
I love this guy. I want to be friends with him.
THIS IS CALLED KNOWING YOUR CHARACTER, PEOPLE!
CATS FORGETTING TO PUT THEIR TONGUES AWAY MAKES ME SO FUCKIN HAPPY. YOUR TONGUE IS NOT IN YOUR MOUTH AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA. ITS JUST HANGIN THERE, NOT BEING IN YOURM OUTH. YOU FORGOT ABOUT IT. YOU ARE A CAT
Is this a Thing? Sci-fi/dystopian thrillers by Asian American and Asian Canadian authors!
Dualed by Elsie Chapman
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Legend by Marie Lu
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
this list has been brewing for a few weeks and now is as good a time as any to post it. although it’s by no means comprehensive and is really only the tip of the iceberg, here are (in no particular order) 30 speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian) books written by women of color
- Dawn by Octavia Butler
- Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
- Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell
- Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
- Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
- The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
- Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
- Half World by Hiromi Goto
- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
- Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
- Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
- Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
- Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe
- Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
- Dualed by Elsie Chapman
- The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
- What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
- Filter House (short stories) by Nisi Shawl
- Huntress by Malinda Lo
- Legend by Marie Lu
- Signal Red by Rimi B. Chatterjee
- The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
- Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
update: kate elliot is not actually a woman of color and i’m confused as to how she ended up on this list :(
SECOND update: after so many reblogs debating as to whether or not kara dalkey is actually a woman of color (i had assumed from her features and work that she was mixed-race japanese) she has been removed from this list. which brings it down to 28. however i’d like to thank everyone for putting this list out there and giving these authors the attention they deserve :’)
Reblogging for Sci-Fi and Fantasy followers looking for more recommendations.
Yes! I was only thinking yesterday that I needed to make more of an effort to read some SFF written by 1) women & 2) POC. Pumped!