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Recommended Speculative Fiction by Women and People of Color

Description: This is intended to be a representative list of SF (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream) by women and minority writers. The purpose of this list is to help me (and, I hope, you) discover new-to-me genre writers to read. I have recommended a few classics but this list is intended to be more selective than comprehensive. Please add your recommendations, especially if the writer is not already represented on this list.

Members: 43 participating members (show all)

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7,343 members, 343 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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1,264 members, 40 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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25,169 members, 733 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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sturlington (0): This book certainly belongs on this list, but I personally couldn't finish it.

aulsmith (0): I finished it, but don't really didn't think it was worth it.

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20,630 members, 896 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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15,793 members, 509 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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9,299 members, 699 reviews
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6,373 members, 327 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
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5,716 members, 174 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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3,638 members, 250 reviews
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1,953 members, 49 reviews
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1,037 members, 44 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
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20,497 members, 382 reviews
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15,441 members, 1,178 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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8,084 members, 135 reviews
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5,317 members, 194 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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4,429 members, 158 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
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2,718 members, 237 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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aulsmith (23): One of the finest pieces of speculative fiction I've ever read.

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2,362 members, 66 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)
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2,329 members, 203 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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2,292 members, 52 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
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1,886 members, 96 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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karenb (1): Brilliant book. CN: rape

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1,733 members, 48 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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1,636 members, 62 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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447 members, 13 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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7,708 members, 401 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
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7,322 members, 410 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
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7,099 members, 347 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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6,719 members, 354 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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3,222 members, 49 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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2,469 members, 104 reviews
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2,426 members, 83 reviews
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2,324 members, 73 reviews
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1,898 members, 19 reviews
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1,878 members, 71 reviews
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1,484 members, 131 reviews
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1,380 members, 34 reviews
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993 members, 27 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
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969 members, 105 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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724 members, 41 reviews
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700 members, 21 reviews
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342 members, 18 reviews
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20,841 members, 305 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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8,392 members, 148 reviews
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5,365 members, 90 reviews
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Her_Royal_Orangeness (33): ...and the rest of the Liveship Traders trilogy

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5,335 members, 238 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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5,129 members, 348 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
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4,784 members, 68 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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4,394 members, 193 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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3,748 members, 217 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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3,362 members, 73 reviews
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3,084 members, 152 reviews
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2,909 members, 90 reviews
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2,846 members, 107 reviews
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aulsmith (11): I could never get through the other Lilith books, but this one was great.

sturlington (73): Also in Lilith's Brood

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2,576 members, 67 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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2,469 members, 157 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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2,342 members, 47 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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2,181 members, 44 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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2,138 members, 48 reviews
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2,106 members, 160 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)
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1,988 members, 58 reviews
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1,982 members, 38 reviews
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1,947 members, 129 reviews
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1,714 members, 54 reviews
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1,575 members, 100 reviews
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1,545 members, 124 reviews
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1,538 members, 165 reviews
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1,532 members, 28 reviews
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1,484 members, 108 reviews
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1,446 members, 84 reviews
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Euryale (1): I actually like this one and The Shadowed Sun better than her Inheritance series.

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1,434 members, 29 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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1,406 members, 58 reviews
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1,385 members, 90 reviews
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1,376 members, 30 reviews
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1,352 members, 61 reviews
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1,205 members, 44 reviews
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1,107 members, 38 reviews
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1,103 members, 22 reviews
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1,094 members, 46 reviews
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825 members, 20 reviews
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662 members, 24 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (36): ....and the rest of the Kencyrath series

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606 members, 52 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

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