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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: 40 participating members (show all)

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1,197 members, 37 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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15,101 members, 482 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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7,876 members, 617 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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6,955 members, 328 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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4,712 members, 257 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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967 members, 41 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
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19,386 members, 855 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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13,612 members, 1,116 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
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5,257 members, 154 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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5,087 members, 278 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
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4,231 members, 145 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
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2,586 members, 183 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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2,540 members, 230 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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2,120 members, 50 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
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1,839 members, 46 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)
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1,628 members, 44 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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1,622 members, 86 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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karenb (1): Brilliant book. CN: rape

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1,562 members, 57 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
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407 members, 13 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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24,047 members, 710 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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19,205 members, 360 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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7,576 members, 128 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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6,877 members, 335 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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6,365 members, 341 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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6,069 members, 369 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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5,088 members, 326 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)
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5,037 members, 192 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
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3,004 members, 46 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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2,384 members, 100 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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2,329 members, 82 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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2,242 members, 59 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
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2,143 members, 66 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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1,946 members, 169 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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1,790 members, 18 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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1,408 members, 125 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)
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1,315 members, 31 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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689 members, 39 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
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673 members, 19 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)
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327 members, 18 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)
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7,873 members, 136 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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5,160 members, 233 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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5,035 members, 80 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (33): ...and the rest of the Liveship Traders trilogy

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4,489 members, 62 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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4,483 members, 309 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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4,032 members, 184 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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3,153 members, 70 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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3,062 members, 193 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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2,818 members, 146 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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2,783 members, 86 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
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2,519 members, 84 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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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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2,444 members, 64 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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2,224 members, 44 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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2,184 members, 142 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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2,103 members, 41 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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2,058 members, 43 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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1,931 members, 152 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
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1,860 members, 34 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
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1,815 members, 68 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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1,626 members, 49 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
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1,537 members, 103 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
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1,502 members, 28 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
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1,460 members, 157 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
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1,456 members, 92 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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1,426 members, 107 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
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1,406 members, 115 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)
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1,380 members, 26 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
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1,353 members, 56 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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1,318 members, 27 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
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1,293 members, 76 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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Euryale (1): I actually like this one and The Shadowed Sun better than her Inheritance series.

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1,290 members, 81 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
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1,236 members, 58 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
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1,156 members, 42 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
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1,059 members, 36 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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1,049 members, 21 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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1,030 members, 46 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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937 members, 26 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
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918 members, 104 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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793 members, 19 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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646 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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569 members, 50 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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462 members, 22 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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429 members, 13 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

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