Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Description
Main characters in a fantasy or science fiction work who are not straight white people. Religious diversity would also work, but it has to be a real life religion that's not Christianity (atheism doesn't count either). Racially diverse is not magical races such as elves or dwarfs, but should correlate withe the real world. However, if a character is both, say, a vampire and Hispanic, that would count. Main character is defined as the protagonist of the work or the character whom the work focuses on.
Based on character
protagonist or main character
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16,160 members
376 reviews
4
2
8,588 members
353 reviews
4.2
9 Members
karenb, hipdeep, sturlington, souloftherose, Dilara86, kceccato, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, uprootedtree
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is a black woman.
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2,950 members
246 reviews
3.9
4
20,276 members
466 reviews
3.9
5
2,238 members
108 reviews
3.8
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4,216 members
288 reviews
3.9
7
1,438 members
87 reviews
3.9
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20,304 members
401 reviews
4.1
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8,247 members
362 reviews
4.2
10
1,903 members
103 reviews
½ 4.3
11
8,251 members
239 reviews
4.1
7 Members
amurphy, karenb, sturlington, hoddybook, souloftherose, Dilara86, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is a black woman.
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2,603 members
59 reviews
4.2
6 Members
amurphy, karenb, sturlington, hoddybook, Dilara86, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
sturlington: The protagonist is a black woman.
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3,659 members
96 reviews
4.1
7 Members
amurphy, karenb, sturlington, hoddybook, souloftherose, Dilara86, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is a black woman.
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773 members
35 reviews
3.8
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5,915 members
161 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,361 members
187 reviews
4.2
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6,135 members
375 reviews
3.9
5 Members
amurphy, souloftherose, electrice, ahef1963, Brandy1411
Explanations
souloftherose: Protagonist is a black man
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2,874 members
83 reviews
4.1
5 Members
amurphy, karenb, Dilara86, zjakkelien, aspirit
Explanations
zjakkelien: The main character is a black woman.
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16,157 members
388 reviews
4
5 Members
Aquila, hipdeep, sturlington, aspirit, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
aspirit: The main character is a Black man.
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3,021 members
148 reviews
3.8
5 Members
amurphy, karenb, sturlington, Dilara86, zjakkelien
Explanations
zjakkelien: The protagonist makes no distinction between men and women when choosing partners, and she's black. A bit controversial, because although she is quite old, her body looks quite young, so it's not for everyone. Still, it meets the requirements.
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867 members
50 reviews
3.8
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1,740 members
108 reviews
3.8
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6,360 members
101 reviews
4
24
1,485 members
63 reviews
3.9
25
751 members
35 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,341 members
157 reviews
4.1
4 Members
amurphy, karenb, souloftherose, kthxy
Explanations
souloftherose: These are comic books featuring a young (16 year old), female, Muslim, Pakistani American as the main character.
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3,192 members
101 reviews
4.1
4 Members
amurphy, aulsmith, sturlington, souloftherose
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonist, though white and male, is disabled.
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4,337 members
100 reviews
3.8
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259 members
9 reviews
3.8
3 Members
amurphy, karenb, aulsmith
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonist is intersexed
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473 members
15 reviews
4
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694 members
13 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,029 members
30 reviews
½ 3.6
3 Members
karenb, aulsmith, merrystar
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonists are gay men
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306 members
16 reviews
3.9
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603 members
30 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,377 members
43 reviews
4
3 Members
karenb, aulsmith, sturlington
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonist is a gay man
sturlington: He is also part Chinese, part Hispanic.
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572 members
47 reviews
3.9
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3,749 members
59 reviews
4.1
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6,278 members
302 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
sturlington, aspirit, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
aspirit: Set in a near future India.
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1,595 members
114 reviews
3.9
3 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, souloftherose
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonist is a gay man
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1,195 members
52 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
karenb, aulsmith, sturlington
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is a black woman.
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6,067 members
239 reviews
4.1
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360 members
13 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
Aquila, karenb, aulsmith
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonist is a transsexual
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577 members
28 reviews
4
44
12,022 members
832 reviews
4.1
2 Members
quigui, Brandy1411
Explanations
quigui: Main characters are Asian. One of the characters is disabled.
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880 members
58 reviews
½ 3.7
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288 members
11 reviews
½ 3.7
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13,191 members
489 reviews
3.8
3 Members
karenb, sturlington, ahef1963,andomck
Explanations
sturlington: Not strictly sf/f, more magical realism, but the protagonist is Dominican-American and is a huge sf/f geek, so this is worth reading for sf/f fans.
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100 members
6 reviews
3.8
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1,240 members
51 reviews
½ 3.4
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417 members
8 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
karenb, aulsmith
Explanations
aulsmith: Protagonists are gay men
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822 members
66 reviews
3.8
2 Members
aspirit, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
aspirit: Deaf and queer
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2,865 members
53 reviews
4
2 Members
karenb, pwaites
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647 members
46 reviews
3.9
2 Members
karenb, souloftherose
Explanations
souloftherose: Protagonist is a black woman
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3,779 members
75 reviews
3.8
2 Members
karenb, Dilara86
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2,293 members
124 reviews
4
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643 members
23 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
Cecrow
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592 members
57 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
aspirit
Explanations
aspirit: The main characters are neither straight nor White.
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440 members
28 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
karenb
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348 members
16 reviews
4.2
Member
Aquila
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288 members
12 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
Sam_Ash
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261 members
16 reviews
½ 4.5
Member
merrystar
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114 members
1 review
½ 4.7
Member
GreenVelvet
Explanations
GreenVelvet: Protagonist is trans/non-binary
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1 member
1 review
5
Member
hanas
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1,375 members
22 reviews
4
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267 members
7 reviews
4
2 Members
karenb, aspirit
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755 members
55 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
souloftherose, Dilara86
Explanations
souloftherose: One protagonist is Vietnamese
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594 members
38 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,241 members
108 reviews
4
2 Members
sturlington, souloftherose
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is autistic.
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2,597 members
50 reviews
3.9
2 Members
sturlington, souloftherose
Explanations
souloftherose: Protagonist is Mexican and female
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3,124 members
66 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
Aquila, aspirit
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775 members
44 reviews
½ 3.6
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162 members
3 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
karenb, Dilara86
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315 members
33 reviews
½ 3.7
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183 members
14 reviews
½ 3.7
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164 members
5 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
sturlington, aspirit
Explanations
sturlington: Native American
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335 members
17 reviews
½ 3.5
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1,966 members
54 reviews
3.9
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243 members
12 reviews
3.9
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553 members
36 reviews
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
Explanations
sturlington: Protagonist is indigenous
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643 members
33 reviews
3.8
2 Members
Aquila, aspirit
Explanations
aspirit: Black American sirens+
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1,066 members
62 reviews
3.8
Member
karenb
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1,028 members
46 reviews
½ 3.7
85
798 members
19 reviews
½ 3.3
Member
Sam_Ash
Explanations
Sam_Ash: LGBTQ+, racial and ethnic diversity.
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501 members
5 reviews
½ 3.6
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aulsmith
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273 members
7 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
kceccato
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93 members
7 reviews
½ 4.5
Member
merrystar
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4 members
1 review
½ 4.5
Member
kthxy
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4,963 members
238 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,187 members
70 reviews
3.9
Member
Aquila
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447 members
18 reviews
½ 3.7
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398 members
21 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
Sam_Ash
Explanations
Sam_Ash: In the main character group there is bi and trans representation, neurodiversity, religious diversity.
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207 members
6 reviews
4.1
Member
hipdeep
Explanations
hipdeep: Fantasy heist set in the Black Washington DC of the 1920s.
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2 members
1 review
4
Member
kthxy
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2,526 members
96 reviews
½ 4.4
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merrystar
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1,370 members
58 reviews
3.9
Member
Aquila
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492 members
31 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
hipdeep
Explanations
hipdeep: Main character is Korean-Canadian, and has a disability.
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351 members
20 reviews
4
Member
aspirit
100
294 members
14 reviews
½ 4.3