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Cutting Edge Sci-fi? Who would make your list?
« on: February 15, 2016, 07:12:23 PM »
SFSignal article making the rounds on Twitter today lists "cutting edge scifi books" but its list is mostly older books and are all by white men. Some obvious exculsions are Ann Leckie or any other female writer, Nnedi Okorafor or any other author of color, and any YA to speak of.

Who would be the on your cutting edge scifi list?

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Re: Cutting Edge Sci-fi? Who would make your list?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 12:03:19 AM »
Another white man sure but John Scalzi. Really surprised he's missing from this one.

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Re: Cutting Edge Sci-fi? Who would make your list?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 12:10:58 AM »
Whoa what about Betty Chambers? the Long Way is pure awesome optimistic sci fi, ain't it?
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Re: Cutting Edge Sci-fi? Who would make your list?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 04:24:19 AM »
Nora makes an important point there by including Becky Chambers. The author claims that the article was principally about SF featuring AI's (how he left Ann Leckie's Ancillary series out of that sort of list I do not know), but an AI features quite heavily in The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. He does later mention Charlie Jane Anders, but that's in response to the comments, she didn't make the list in the article. He also managed to leave out Ursula Le Guin, Lois McMaster Bujold and Connie Willis (Connie doesn't really write about AI's, but she's probably one of the most, if not the MOST, heavily decorated authors in the SF field today).
I will expand your TBR pile.


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