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Cutting Edge SF

So there's yet another list of vital SF -- all by white men, some of them dead. I don't want to shout at the author or host site. There are plenty of people doing that already, and it's not likely to be productive.
Instead, let's compile a list of cutting edge sf by other writers -- writers of colour, women, QUILTBAG writers, white male writers who aren't Anglophone or from currently dominant cultures, non-binary writers....
My suggestions include Nnedi Okorafor; Nisi Shawl; Aliette de Bodard; Dung Kai-Cheung; Justina LA Robson; Tricia Sullivan.

(The list also omits some really major white male Anglophone writers, who should be credited, including William Gibson and Walter Jon Williams. That is bad, too.)

I'm also doing this on FB and there's a #CuttingEdgeSF tag on twitter.

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la_marquise_de_
Feb. 16th, 2016 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well done!
mevennen
Feb. 16th, 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
The reason I don't write much about AI, in which I have a postgraduate degree, is that from a SFnal point of view, it's boring. It's useful as a plot device, but the issues around it have already been explored in SF and done to death, IMO. The current hot potato is Watson, but that's not much more interesting to me than the chess playing programmes of the 1980s.
la_marquise_de_
Feb. 17th, 2016 11:42 am (UTC)
I can see that. This is why I'm always dubious about writing historical fiction. It's not as exciting as people think.

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