Nov 3, 2022 • 2HR 4M

Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy of the 20th Century

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In part two of our discussion on diverse sci-fi and fantasy, we turn our attention to the later half of the 20th century, when the field opened up a little more to BIPOC and queer authors.

This is a huge topic and we couldn’t possibly cover everyone, so here’s a list of recommended authors who we didn’t get a chance to discuss in depth in this episode:

  • Josephine Saxton

  • Virginia Hamilton

  • Kate Wilhelm

  • D. C. Fontana

  • Margaret Brundage (artist, the famous cover artist for Weird Tales)

  • Rachel Pollack

  • Jean-Marie Stine

  • Somtow Sucharitkul (S. P. Somtow)

  • Ernest Hogan

  • R. Garcia y Robertson

  • Elizabeth A. Lynn

  • C. L. Moore

  • Leigh Brackett

  • Kit Reed

  • James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)

  • Rosel George Brown

  • Joanna Russ

  • Nicola Griffith

  • Suzy McKee Charnas

  • Nalo Hopkinson

  • Tananarive Due

  • Samuel R. Delany (duh)

  • Ursula K. Le Guin (duh)

  • Octavia Butler (duh)

  • Katherine MacLean

  • Wilmar Shiras

  • Judith Merril

  • Andre Norton

  • Tom Disch

  • Mildred Clingerman

  • Zenna Henderson

  • C. J. Cherryh

  • David Gerrold

  • Tanith Lee

  • Margaret St. Clair

  • Carol Emshwiller

  • Michelle Sagara West

  • Geoff Ryman

  • Ellen Kushner

  • Delia Sherman

  • Vonda MacIntyre

  • Marta Randall

  • Pauline Hopkins

  • Sheri S. Tepper

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